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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

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

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

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. Elizabeth George

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it. Jean Paul Richter


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