Dystopian Author Quotes

August 1, 2020
The curious hocus-pocus of criticism I can't take seriously. It consists in squirreling up some odd phrases and then waiting for a book to come running by.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#145

John Steinbeck The curious hocus-pocus of criticism I can’t take seriously. It consists in squirreling up some odd phrases and then waiting for a book to […]
August 1, 2020
A creative person has to be alive. He can't borrow from things he's done in the past. He can't let his method choose his subjects or his characters. They can't be warped to fit his style.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#144

John Steinbeck A creative person has to be alive. He can’t borrow from things he’s done in the past. He can’t let his method choose his […]
August 1, 2020
Poetry is the mathematics of writing and closely kin to music.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#143

John Steinbeck Poetry is the mathematics of writing and closely kin to music.
August 1, 2020
Three hours of writing require twenty hours of preparation. Luckily I have learned to dream about the work, which saves me some working time.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#142

John Steinbeck Three hours of writing require twenty hours of preparation. Luckily I have learned to dream about the work, which saves me some working time.
August 1, 2020
In writing, habit seems to be a much stronger force than either willpower or inspiration.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#141

John Steinbeck In writing, habit seems to be a much stronger force than either willpower or inspiration.
August 1, 2020
Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page a day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#140

John Steinbeck Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page a day, it […]
August 1, 2020
If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#139

John Steinbeck If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to […]
August 1, 2020
Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#138

John Steinbeck Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an […]
August 1, 2020
I do want to make it very convincing. And the best way to do that is to put most of it in dialogue.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#137

John Steinbeck I do want to make it very convincing. And the best way to do that is to put most of it in dialogue.
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