Surprise Sunday

And it’s the last words of wisdom or writers on writing of the year. Here’s to a wonderful 2014, with more writerly quotes and tips from writers!

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer

– Ray Bradbury

I should think it extremely improbable than anyone ever wrote simply for money. What makes a writer is that he likes writing. Naturally, when he has written something, he wants to get as much for it as he can, but that is a very different thing from writing for money.

– P.G.Wodehouse

Any writer who puts food on the table with their writing is successful. It doesn’t matter if it is a box of mac and cheese, or caviar and champagne. Taking your career into your own hands, giving it your best shot, striving to do better… that’s the American Dream, baby.

Bestsellers? Fuck bestsellers.

Don’t let me, the NYT Times, or the pinheads in legacy publishing make you feel inadequate because you aren’t a millionaire yet.

You are part of a revolution that is going to change how the entire world reads. 

Your ebooks will continue to earn money, forever. 

Be proud. You are a success.

Joe Konrath

In the interest of being controversial, let me restate my feeling about digital publishing: Authors produce the product.  Readers consume the product.  Everyone else:  Lead, Follow or Get The Hell Out of the Way.

– Bob Meyer

1. Keep writing. Writing is my sanctuary from the stresses of the day. Writing is where my thoughts play out on the page. Writing is an act of creation, where worlds form, where characters play and live. Writing keeps me sane.

2. Do what you can do. No one can really ask more than that of anyone. If I can’t write for a day or a week, I shouldn’t feel guilty about it. If all I can manage is ten minutes a day, then I better be ready when that ten minutes comes.

Stephannie Beman

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  1. Viv

     /  29/12/2013

    Best wishes from me for 2014!



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