Writers on writing

‘Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.’

T S Eliot

‘There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.’

Anthony Trollope

‘The cat sat on the mat is not a story. The cat sat on the other cat’s mat is a story.’

John le Carre

‘Good novels are not written, they are rewritten. Great novels are diamonds mined from layered rewrites.’

Andre Jute

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One thought on “Writers on writing

  1. …and Robert Penn Warren called writing “the pain I can’t live without”.

    I hear ya, Robbie…

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