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Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds

Unfortunately, I don’t have time for a super long post today because I’m spending the weekend putting the final (okay the sixth, or seventh FINAL) touches on my latest project. I started it at the end of December, shelved it in early January – wrote another book in between – and brought it back out a few weeks ago, to really edit it into perfection. I really like it, and I even made a video trailer for it. (Visual aides are my weakness, you should try it sometime!) But that’s staying underground for a bit, I’ll put it up on Youtube eventually.

The first round of query letters are going out SOON(ish), so I’m super excited. That’ll bring my submission count up to three novels circulating at once. Two projects are still under consideration by some mighty fine agencies, so we’ll see how this lil’ guy does. Soooo, since I’m editing and doing all that fun writerly stuff, here are some quotes for all you writers out there doing the same thing this weekend. Happy Friday! XOXOXOXOXO

Top Ten Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds

1.) “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway

2.) “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

3.) “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” — Robert Frost

4.) “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” — Kurt Vonnegut

5.) “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” — Stephen King

6.) “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” — Virginia Woolf

7.) “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.” — Neil Gaiman

8.) “Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.” — Meg Cabot

9.) “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” — Neil Gaiman

10.) “So what? All writers are lunatics!” — Cornelia Funk

4 thoughts on “Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds”

  1. I love these quotes especially this:-
    ”There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

    Sometimes when you write you get these special lines. I want to share one I wrote as I explored male culture with all its humour, mateship, capacity for violence and courage in my YA novel ‘The Cave’-

    ‘War is not brave but men can be brave in war and in life.’

    1. Thanks for stopping by Susanne! The Hemingway quote is one of my favorites too! Such great imagery involved with those two little sentences. BTW, thanks for sharing one of your lines too. Your novel sounds very interesting, I love that verse! Happy weekend, hope it’s filled with lots of writing 🙂

  2. I love this post, Kerri! Thanks for sharing all of those. Several of them really resonated with me. 😉 Quote Queen. That’s what you are. You always managed to find the good ones. 🙂

    1. Aww, I’m so glad you liked them Anita! I couldn’t resist throwing them up there, they were so dead on for writers 🙂 So excited to see you back around here after surgery!! Hope it went well, and heals SUPAH fast!!!

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