I Write Because I Like To Make Things

I write because I like to make things and the only things I am good at making things with are words.

P.J. O’Rourke Quotes (Author of Holidays in Hell). (2019). Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14549850.P_J_O_Rourke

People With Good Judgement

People with good judgment weigh the assurance of a comfortable living represented by the mariners’ certificates that declare them masters of all ships, whether steam or sail, and masters of all oceans and all navigable rivers, and do not forsake such work in order to learn English and write books signed Joseph Conrad.

Goodreads.com. (2019). George V. Higgins Quotes (Author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19476.George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

The Writer Suffers From Vapors

The received image of a writer is that of an unproductive sensitive who suffers from the vapors, is enslaved by his gonads, falls victim to romantic swoons and passes out at deadlines.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 14 QUOTES BY GEORGE V. HIGGINS | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/26300-George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

I Have An Almost Obsessive Relation To Writing Instruments

Take the gesture, the action of writing. I would say, for example, that I have an almost obsessive relation to writing instruments. I often switch from one pen to another just for the pleasure of it. I try out new ones. I have far too many pens – I don’t know what to do with all of them! And yet, as soon as I see a new one, I start craving it. I cannot keep myself from buying them.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Roland Barthes Quotes (Author of Camera Lucida). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/13084.Roland_Barthes [Accessed 12 Nov. 2019].

You Put One Word After Another Until It’s Done

This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Neil Gaiman Quotes (Author of American Gods). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1221698.Neil_Gaiman [Accessed 10 Nov. 2019].

Being A Writer Is A Very Peculiar Sort Of Job

Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Neil Gaiman Quotes (Author of American Gods). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1221698.Neil_Gaiman [Accessed 10 Nov. 2019].

You Get Ideas All The Time

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Neil Gaiman Quotes (Author of American Gods). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1221698.Neil_Gaiman [Accessed 10 Nov. 2019].