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“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.”
“In writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it is attended with inconvenience.”
“Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.”
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
E. L. Doctorow
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.”
“Every piece of writing... starts from what I call a grit... a sight or sound, a sentence or happening that does not pass away... but quite inexplicably lodges in the mind.”
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”
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