“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” – Somerset Maugham
Sol Stein in How To Grow A Novel: • A writer is someone who cannot not write. ( A non-writer is someone who can write or not, who does not have the drive and need to put words to paper.)
• A writer is someone who looks forward to the day’s work, even if it lasts only an hour or two before the writer has to dash to a job that supports him and his family.
• A writer feels a hollowness, an absence, a longing on those days when external circumstances prevent his writing.
“Writers write. They don’t wait for it to be fun.” – Elizabeth George
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades
“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?” ― Cornelia Funke