1. "You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone. That is the goal." JAMES BALDWIN
  2. "Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing you want to do the most, do that." JOSS WHEDON
  3. "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." E.L. DOCTOROW
  4. "The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story." STEPHEN KING
  5. "Writing is both mask and unveiling." E.B. WHITE
  6. "Writing is a kind of revenge against circumstance too: bad luck, loss, pain. If you make something out of it, then you've no longer been bested by these events." LOUISE GLUCK
  7. "When people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong." NEIL GAIMAN
  8. "You need to notice all the time, and then tell what you saw in a new way." ELIZABETH BERG
  9. "Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself." HARPER LEE
  10. "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader." ROBERT FROST