Writer & His Writing
It was a holiday. But before I would enjoy the mood, I was disturbed by an inexplicable wave of thought. I could not make out what it was. Suddenly I remembered Rahul, my bosom friend; also my philosopher and guide. I placed my problem in front of him and waited earnestly for his reaction. Instead of helping me out and counselling me on my situation he laughed at me and coolly added that it is nothing but a invitation from Nature; that I can feel but not hear! Invitation for what? You might be asking me. I mean the Inspiration from Nature which induces me to create literature. It is amazing, of course! I asked myself if I can be a creative writer. When I was a student I used to wonder at the works of great writers. How do they manage to do it when I cannot write a single sentence without making errors.
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
- Anais Nin
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
- Benjamin Franklin
"A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing."
- Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) Writer
"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man."
- Francis Bacon
"Outlining is not writing. Coming up with ideas is not writing. Researching is not writing. Creating characters is not writing. Only writing is writing."
- Harlan Coben
"The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary."
- J. K. Rowling
"Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money."
- Jules Renard
"Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing."
- Layne Staley
"We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our Writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"There is creative reading as well as creative writing."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say."
- Sharon O'Brien
"I was an A student and I liked creative writing."
- Trisha Yearwood