5 Writer’s Quotes


You’re there to be shot at, and that’s part of it.

— NORMAN MAILER, novelist

If you want to do a good job of editing your book, you need to print it

out. Yes, I’m serious. Print it on actual paper, seize a red pen and you

won’t believe what you’ll see that you didn’t see before.

— BELINDA POLLARD, Australian book consultant


The best kind of fame is a writer’s fame. Just enough to get a good table

at a restaurant, and not enough for someone to interrupt you while you

are eating.

— FRAN LEBOWITZ, quoted in Us magazine, August 1993


Talent — genius, if you will — survives the most stringent oppression.

Quality and distinction are in almost all cases recognized eventually. It’s

only a matter of luck and timing (but the timing, unfortunately, can be

way off).

— WILLIAM McPHERSON, The Nation, October 3, 1981

These quotes, sans King, were stored in an ebook entitled 1,001 Tips For Authors.

Published by TanyX Goffy

I am an author, poet, and playwright. My current WIPs are a doppelganger Dark Academia and sad vampires. I blog about YA LGBTQIAP+ books, with the occasional straight person book for diversity. They/them Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVVFTZUX00P0?ref_=wl_share

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