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Typewriter“If you want to write, it must be the thing not that you want to do, or would like to do. It must be the thing you feel you have to do. It must be that without which you could not live. If you’ve got that, then it’ll be all right.”

— Christopher Hitchens

Via Advice To Writers

On Writing

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Typewriter“There’s a great thing that happens after you’ve spent a morning writing, and you think, I haven’t got anything there, not anything, and then you go away and become depressed, and when you come back, you find a good sentence or a good speech buried somewhere in the yards you’ve written. It’s in those hours of writing crap where you find a little thing that’s worth it, that makes you believe in the process of writing.”

— Emma Thompson via Vulture

HT to Susan Winchell for the quote

On Writing

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“A good writer always works at the impossible.”

— John Steinbeck

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“Get the structure wrong and you blow up shortly after take off.”

— David Mitchell

Via The Paris Review

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“You write until the rust comes out of the faucet and it’s clear water. Then you write down the clear water.”

— Lin-Manuel Miranda

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“If I didn’t know the ending of a story, I wouldn’t begin. I always write my last line, my last paragraph, my last page first.”

— Katherine Anne Porter