"Writing is a struggle against silence."
(Carlos Fuentes, novelist and essayist)
"Writing is hard work, not magic. It begins with deciding why you are writing and whom you are writing for. What is your intent? What do you want the reader to get out of it? What do you want to get out of it. It's also about making a serious time commitment and getting the project done."(Suze Orman, finance editor and author)
"I've always disliked words like 'inspiration.' Writing is probably like a scientist thinking about some scientific problem or an engineer about an engineering problem."
(Doris Lessing, novelist)
"Writing is just work—there's no secret. If you dictate or use a pen or type or write with your toes—it's still just work."
(Sinclair Lewis, novelist)
"Writing is its own reward."
(Henry Miller, novelist)