Somewhat Somewhere

In the past year, I noted down this long list of quotes about writing.

It’s filled with sharp, witty and truthful words by famous, renowned authors (apart from Howard Stern maybe). 




Good work doesn’t happen with inspiration. It comes with

constant, often tedious and deliberate effort. If your vision of

a writer involves sitting in a cafe, sipping an aperitif with

one’s fellow geniuses, become a drunk. It’s easier and far less


    – William Hefferman

Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It

is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the

seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.

    – Michael Crichton

In composing, as a general rule, run a pen through every other

word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give

your style.

    – Sydney Smith

Only a mediocre writer is always at his…

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