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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. Wayne Dyer

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. Nora Roberts

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway

For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity. George Orwell

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. Socrates

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. William Makepeace Thackeray

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason. Andre Gide

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. Henry David Thoreau

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. Mario Vargas Llosa

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research. Anonymous

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach

Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death. Edna Ferber

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. Sigmund Freud

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity. William Zinsser


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