Category: Quotes

WQ – Do You Have the Ability to Endure?

I understand that in our work–doesn’t matter whether it’s acting or writing–what’s important isn’t fame or glamour, none of the things I used to dream about, It’s about the ability to endure. – Anton Chekhov

WQ – Writer’s Block

I haven’t written in a week. It’s like holding your breath under water. You feel an awful constriction and then the instinct to propel yourself. – D. A. Botta

WQ – Learn to Think About the Concepts

Reading a book about management isn’t going to make you a good manager any more than a book about guitars will make you a good guitarist, but it can get you thinking about the most...

WQ – You Are the Only You

“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you.” – Neil Gaiman

WQ – Hoping for Elves

All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories. – Neil Gaiman

WQ – Writing is not a Privilege

The privilege is not writing a novel, it’s to have someone read it. When you look at it that way, you realize the responsibility you have to put your very best on the page. – Javier...

WQ – Ideas Are Easy

Coming up with ideas is the easiest thing on earth. Putting them down is the hardest. -Rod Serling

WQ – Begin with Action

“Begin your writing, fiction or article, where the action begins. This action can be internal (e.g., an important insight or personal decision) or external (e.g., a murder or calamity). Begin too early, you lose your...