I needed a lighter blog fare today, so I decided to share some funny (to me) writer tips, because we all need to laugh a bit!
Here we go:
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing. – Quentin Crisp
Revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done. – Stephen King
If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing. – Kingsley Amis
Writers don’t have lifestyles. They sit in little rooms and write. – Norman Mailer
If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. – Anonymous
Writing is a lonely job, unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. – Anonymous
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progess. – Philip Roth
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. – E.L. Doctorow
A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one. – Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish
Being an author is being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. – Terri Guillemets
A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. – Edna St. Vincent Millay