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


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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