If you can get so you can give that to people, then you are a writer. Ernest Hemingway, "Old Newsman Writes: A Letter from Cuba in Esquire, December 1934 Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. Jules Renard, "Diary February 1895.
So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. Samuel McChord Crothers, "Every Man's Natural Desire to Be Somebody Else. The Dame School of Experience, 1920, when once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. Samuel Butler Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains God composes, why shouldn't we? Terri Guillemets Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost any subject he may. Harold Ross When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don't state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint. Norbet Platt. It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone.