7 Views on Writing

On a big project (back next week). Meanwhile, here’s an old favorite. Some great quotes on writing!

Mitch Teemley

Writing critics

  1. Hey, remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?  “If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  ~William Faulkner

  2. Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain. “Write drunk, edit sober.”  ~Ernest Hemingway

  3. You can’t steer a parked car. “You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”  ~Jodi Picoult

  4. Everyone already knows you’re crazy. You might as well capitalize on it. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”  ~E. L. Doctorow

  5. Just fake it till thou makest it. That’s what I did. ~William Shakespeare “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”  ~Richard Bach 

  6. Like people from Missouri, readers live in the show-me state.  “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  ~Anton Chekhov

  7. Put them out of their misery.  “If you have…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to 7 Views on Writing

  1. Roos Ruse says:

    Yes! And here’s to all those bad pages.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ashley's Blog says:

    Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!


  3. Be blessed brother. We’re praying for your success in this project.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. gpavants says:


    As always you make my day and nail things on the head. I needed these especially on Monday.

    Thanks brother,


    Liked by 1 person

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