October 22, 2008

quote time

“You are a writer. Right now. With only what you have in your head as it is. You don't need anything else. You are a writer. You just need to keep writing. Don't let the Writing Fairy tell you that you aren't. That you need something more, that you're pretending to be something you're not. Hemmingway wasn't Hemmingway when he started. He was just a guy named Ernest who sat down at his typewriter.” ~ Joseph Devon

"Forget 'write what you know.' Whether it's something you know or not, the very next book you need to write is the book that you have been longing to read for years, but have not read because it does not yet exist. Write that book. Make it your mission to fill that hole in the body of literature. Write what you love." ~ Tom Morrisey

1 comment:

Christine H said...

Oooh... I love both of these! But I really want to know where that quote came from that you posted on my blog today... I want to put it up for the Quote of the Week!