Posts Tagged ‘writing’

The last, or the first, of my A-Z of writers writing about writing. A. #WritingQuotes #A2Z #naomiAlderman ‘Expect to be disgusted by your own early work. If writing is…’ See u all tonight.

July 5, 2018


‘… your vocation, if you hope that it might be your salvation, push on

through the disgust until you find one true sentence, a few words that

say more than you expected, something you didn’t know until you

set it down.’ – Naomi Alderman




B. #WritingQuotes #A2Z #WilliamBurroughs ‘In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of… ‘ #mapmaker #psychicareas #cosmonaut #innerspace ✂️ #writerswritingaboutwriting

July 5, 2018


‘… of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point

in  exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.’

– William Burroughs






C. #writingQuotes #A2Z #Colette ‘To write is to pour one’s innermost self passionately upon the…’ #goldenbough #dazzlinghour #witheredbramble #stuntedflower.” 😍 Join us 5th July. 12 #writers read extracts form debut novels

July 2, 2018

C. #writingQuotes #A2Z #Colette


‘… tempting paper, at such frantic speed that sometimes one’s hand

struggles and rebels, overdriven by the impatient god which guides

it – and to find, next day, in place of the golden bough that bloomed

miraculously in that dazzling hour, a withered bramble and a

stunted flower.” – Colette



Join us 5th July.

12 writers read extracts form their debut novels

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E. Writing Quotes A – Z #JamesEllroy ‘You try to learn who you are. You work hard. You’ve either got it or you don’t when it

June 28, 2018

‘… comes to writing books. And you tend to only get these things if

you want them, and want them to the exclusion of everything else.’

– James Ellroy



Join us for new writers reading to industry professionals.


Like he Apprentice but for novelists!



I. Writing Quotes A – Z. #henrikibsen ‘Our whole being is nothing but… #writingquotes

June 21, 2018




… a fight against the dark forces within ourselves.’

Henrik Ibsen




K. Writing Quotes, A – Z: #HanifKureishi ‘The vocation of each writer is to…

June 18, 2018




… describe the world as he or she sees it; anything more than that is advertising.’


M. Writing Quotes A – Z: Alan Moore. ‘Life is a lot more interesting if you… #writingquotes #alanmoore

June 16, 2018


… are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate

your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things you




want to commemorate. Light them upwith your art, with your music,

with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.’


– Alan Moore


O. Writing Quotes A – Z: #GeorgeOrwell ‘Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some…

June 15, 2018


… painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were




not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.’

– George Orwell



V. Writing Quotes A – Z: #PaulValery. ‘Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas…

June 13, 2018

… are never serious.’ – Paul Valery



W: Writing Quotes #evelynwaugh ‘There is a great deal to be said for the Arts. For one thing they offer the only career…

June 13, 2018


… in which commercial failure is not necessarily discreditable.’

Evelyn Waugh


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