Writers on Writing brings together a plethora of phrases, memorable lines, quips and put downs, this lively book brings together words of wisdom and withering wit from famous, and infamous, writers across the ages about their own work and that of fellow writers. You will encounter quotations on genres and styles, first drafts and editing, agents, publication and critics, and on themes such as rejection, authenticity, writer's block, reputation, money, plagiarism and alcohol. The quotations are accompanied by their original source (where known).
'A writer is a person who writes.' John Braine 'Our book is found to be a drug, no man needs it or heeds it. In the space of a year our publisher has disposed but of two copies.' Charlotte Bronte 'How rare, how precious is frivolity! How few writers can prostitute all their powers! They are always implying, "I am capable of higher things"' E.M. Forster