"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication."

Ralph Ellison (via writingquotes)

"Review. Reread. Rewrite."

George Mair, How to Write Better in One Hour (via writetothestars)

"I look at my work and make up my mind about it. After that, neither flattery nor criticism matters to me."

Georgia O’Keefe (via writingquotes)

"I have to write to be happy whether I get paid for it or not. But it’s a hell of a disease to be born with. I like to do it. Which is even worse. That makes it from a disease into a vice. Then I want to do it better than anyone has ever done it which makes it into an obsession. An obsession is terrible. Hope you haven’t got any."

Ernest Hemingway (via theunnovelist)

"If you want to really make your character come to life, choose something that terrifies you — you’ll find that when you write something that makes you shake, you’ll make your reader shake, too."

Holly Lisle (via honestypanda)

"What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about."

Julie Wright (via fromateenwriter)

"It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees."

Sally Coulter  (via aworldofexperiences)

(Source: tv-in-black-n-white, via shorm)

"One usually dislikes a play while writing it, but afterward it grows on one. Let others judge and make decisions."

Anton Chekhov (via writingquotes)

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