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Jon Winokur

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live. FRANÇOISE SAGAN #amwriting
One should be able to return to the 1st sentence of a novel and find resonances of the entire work. GLORIA NAYLOR
Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money from this state of being. A.A. MILNE #writerslife
“Be faithful to your perceptions and transmit them as faithfully as you can…”…
Go to where the silence is and say something. AMY GOODMAN #amwriting #writing
I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking. TENNESSEE WILLIAMS #amwriting
Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt. MARY KARR #amwriting
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everyone else. UMBERTO ECO
Read a lot. Reading really helps. Read anything you can get your hands on. J.K. ROWLING #reading #writing
A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film. L. MOORE
It is said that #writing comes more easily if you have something to say. SHOLEM ASCH
A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough. GWENDOLYN BROOKS
Thomas Pynchon says he takes serious writing to be that in which Death is present. I agree. RUSSELL BANKS
A word after a word after a word is power. MARGARET ATWOOD #amwriting #writing
Read everything. If you haven't read everything, you'll never be able to write anything. LEV GROSSMAN
The use of language is all we have to pit against death and silence. JOYCE CAROL OATES #amwriting #writing
"We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living…”… #amwriting #fiction
I’d rather be known as an author and remembered for my writing than for all the rest of it. GROUCHO MARX
I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen. CARSON McCULLERS
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. STEPHEN KING #fiction #writing
It takes a heap of loafing to write a book. GERTRUDE STEIN #amwriting #writing #writerslife
#Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating. JOHN CLEESE #art #literature #writing
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. LEONARDO DA VINCI #amwriting #writing #writingtips
nothing teaches you as much about writing dialogue as listening to it. JUDY BLUME #fiction #writing #writingtips
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. SAKI (H.H. MUNRO) #amwriting #writing #writingtips
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