1. There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. — Diane Setterfield

2. That is the power of a good story. It can encourage you, it can make you laugh, it can bring you joy. It will make you think, it will tap innto your hidden emotions, and it can make you cry. The power of a story can also bring about healing, give you peace, and change your life! — Jeff Dixon

3. There are more truths in a good book than its author meant to put in it. — Marie von Ebner-Eschenback

4. Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. — Jessamyn West

5.Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at fifteen to write several novels. — May Sarton

6.If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. – Lillian Hellman

7.As a writer you are free … You are the country where you make up the rules, the laws. You are both dictator and obedient populace. It is a country nobody has ever explored before. It is up to you to make the maps, to build the cities. Nobody else in the world can do it, or ever could do it, or ever will be able to do it again. — Ursula K. Le Guin

8.Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor. — Joyce Carol Oates

9. Don’t hang around with people who are negative and who are not supportive of your writing. Make friends with writers so that you have a community. Hopefully, your community of writer friends will be good and they’ll give you good feedback and good criticism on your writing but really the best way to be a writer is to be a writer. — Augusten Burroughs

When people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. — Neil Gaiman

I agree and like number 8 the best because when writing the first draft of anything its like totally hard and i just do not wish to do it because i stare at it and just imagine all the possibilities then never end up writing anything because i give up.10.

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