A writer is someone who writes. Pat Schneider
Writing is like breathing. It’s possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what. Julia Cameron
Be specific. Don’t say “fruit”. Tell what kind of fruit – “It’s a pomegranate.” Give things the dignity of their names. Natalie Goldberg
Let the words, the memories, the imaginings pour white-hot onto the page.
When you are not writing, you are a writer too. It doesn’t leave you. Use your senses as an animal does. Natalie Goldberg
Push yourself beyond when you think you are done with what you have to say. Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning.
Writing is about getting something down, not thinking something up. When I am trying to think something up, I am straining. Julie Cameron
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. Stephen King