Many famous writers know what the secret is to successful writing…..for others, how they became so well known remains a mystery even to themselves. Here are a few quotes from the famous of yesterday and today…..to inspire tomorrows famous writers.
Childrens author and prolific writer of over 700 books – Enid Blyton revealed her writing methods as – I shut my eyes for a few minutes, with my portable typewriter on my knee – I make my mind a blank and wait – and then, as clearly as I would see real children, my characters stand before me in my mind’s eye … The first sentence comes straight into my mind, I don’t have to think of it – I don’t have to think of anything.
I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
– Edgar Rice Burroughs
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
– Stephen King
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
– Sidney Sheldon
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
– Ray Bradbury
People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.
– Harlan Ellison
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
– Terry Pratchett
and a final one…from a writer just starting out….
Write from the heart…..but let your brain do the final edit. – aLiteraryBent