"Well, as a short-story writer, I don’t think there are any weaknesses to the genre itself. I guess I would say that the difficulty of the form is that one must create an entire world in five to 30 pages, as opposed to 300. There is very little room for fat – you must be economical. And you must begin as close to the end as you possibly can."
— ZZ Packer (via writingquotes)

"I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing."
— Jerome Lawrence (via maxkirin)

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Writing Quote – Chuck Klosterman

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Writing Quote – Chuck Klosterman


"Secret to writing a bestseller: You write. You stop dreaming of writing. You stop talking about writing. Stop wishing you were writing. And you write."
— Jonathan Gunson (via writingquotes)

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"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer."
— Ernest Hemingway (via wordsnquotes)

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"Be passionate about what you write, believe in your ability to convey timeless ideas, and let no one tell you what what you’re capable of."
— Christina Westover (via writersrelief)

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"When you write, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story."
— Stephen King (via hello095)

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"Most short stories have but one plot. The very best, however, have what I call a plot-and-a-half – that is, a main plot and a small subplot that feeds in a twist or an unexpected piece of business that ads crunch and flavor to the story as a whole."
— Elizabeth Sims (via thewritingrealm)

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"A writer is a world trapped in a person."
— Victor Hugo (via wordsnquotes)

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"Writing in a journal is just a stall, a waiting game, a way to tell yourself that you’re working when you’re not, that you’re doing something of value when you’re just using up paper, that you’re a writer when in fact you’re just going through the motions of one. Look at me! I have blank paper in front of me—and now I’m filling it, with words!"