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These writing quotations from famous published authors are from my friend, fellow writing group member, and blog partner Gini Grey. Here, she quotes authors such as James Michener, William Faulkner, Aldous Huxley – and she adds her own “food for writers’ thought” at the end of each gaggle of quotations.
First, one of my favorite writing quotations:
“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night,” said E.L. Doctorow. “You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
It’s true of writing, and of life in general. One step at a time, fellow scribes! Especially when you’re working on a huge project, such as a novel or nonfiction book. One step at a time…
Many of Grey’s quotations below are from W.O.W.: Writers on Writing, by Jon Winokur. He also edited Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights. Click the book for more info, and read on for Gini Grey’s round up of quotations and food for thought…