Essays Of Mignon Mclaughlin

— Katherine Ann Porter A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

— Virginia Woolf We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

— Sinclair Lewis Writing is both mask and unveiling. — Franz Kafka There’s only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that’s a writer sitting down to write.

— Mignon Mc Laughlin Loafing is the most productive part of a writer’s life.

For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone.

That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.— Joseph Heller What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when (s)he’s staring out of the window.— Burton Rascoe The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.— John Steinbeck Most people won’t realise that writing is a craft.You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.— Agatha Christie A writer’s mind seems to be situated partly in the solar plexus and partly in the head.— Ethel Wilson It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write. White Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily.Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, and doctors don’t get doctor’s block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?To be able to be that person feels good; it feels better than anything else.— Salman Rushdie Don’t let anyone or anything cut into your time with words.


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