This Thing We Do

So this month, in the midst of editing most of TTM and rewriting parts of it, Christy and I decided to start blogging again.

Um, yeah, sounds like we could use some inspirational writing quotes! Do you? Here you go! (all quotes taken from Goodreads)

“Sometimes a writer, like an acrobat, must try a trick that is too much for him.” -E.B. White

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” -Madeleine L'Engle

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Sylvia Plath

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” -Robert Frost

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” -W. Somerset Maugham

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard.” -Neil Gaiman

And THIS just because it will make you feel good.

Have a happy weekend!


  1. Great quotes. Here are a few I offer to you:

    I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. = Joss Whedon

    Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter. - Neil Gaiman

    Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer. - Ray Bradbury

  2. Yay! Welcome back. You've been missed.

    And here's a quote for kicks and giggles--by me. "And if all else fails, eat cheese and be happy."

  3. Terrific quotes ladies...

    Hope all is well in the Midwest.... Florida is FINALLY warming up. Cold and windy for the three weeks I've been here.


  4. Hello, ladies. Very nice quotes - I especially like the one about the novel that's too difficult for grown-ups, ha.


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