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Funny Writing Quotes by Famous Authors

In all toils of life, humour makes life a lot easier. Writing can be frustrating at times and looking back at these funny quotes by great authors can be a great relief. Instead of getting depressed over a failed writing or a struggling one, it’s always good to make light of the whole situation to keep the head above the water and keep going.

“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” Mary Heaton Vorse

“As far as I’m concerned, “whom” is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.” –Calvin Trillin

“I read anything that’s going to be interesting. But you don’t know what it is until you’ve read it. Somewhere in a book on the history of false teeth, there’ll be the making of a novel.”     ‒ Terry Pratchett.

If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published.


“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. ” –Flannery O’Connor

“A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate.” ‒ Christopher Hampton

“I wrote without much effort; for I was rich, and the rich are always respectable, whatever be their style of writing.” Jane Austen.

“About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.” – Josh Billings

“I’m a writer, if I seem cold, it’s because I’m surrounded by drafts.” -Unknown Authour.

“A person who publishes a book appears willfully in the public eye with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.” Edna St Vincent Millay.


Writing Motivation #2

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”- Barbara Kingslover
“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl A. Buck
“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” – Natalie Goldberg.
“There are three rules for writing a novel, unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” -. Somerset Maugham.
“Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing… the rest will follow.” – Jane Yolen.

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Do You Drain Your Inspiration Before Walking Away From Your Writing?

Listen to what an American Novelist, Henry Miller had to say;

“I don’t believe in draining the reservoir, do you see? I believe in getting up from the typewriter, away from it, while I still have things to say, ” – Hebry Miller.

Here’s when to stop writing;

Walk away in the middle of and interesting and inspirational sentencee, when you’re enjoying your writing and where you can be able to pick up the next time without scratching your head. Stop writing where you’ll be inspired to keep writing next time.

I hope this is helpful to you as it is to me.☺😊

Happy wwriting!

Do Not Let Your Non-published Status Get You Down | K.M Weiland

Writing is more of the journey than the destination. As wonderful as publication is, it isn’t the point of the writing process. It’s just a stop along the road.

As award-winning author Anne Lamott points out, “Being published isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Writing is.”

So don’t let your non-published status get you down. Just enjoy where you are right now.

K.M Weiland – Author, Writing Coach

“I am not published.”

And so what?

Enjoy where you are now. Be proud of the writer you have become. We are are on this endless road. Everyone keeps moving, published or not published, keep moving. Enjoy the journey.

The Most Important Things Are The Hardest To Say.

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmark to a treasure your enemy would like to steal away and you may make a revelation that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all or why you think its so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for the want of an understanding ear.”

–Steven King

There are things that are buried in the hearts of people. Things like truths that should be said or written about but because of the uncertainty – not knowing how people would take or understand them, are kept within.

If I should put it this way, we are told to be careful with words lest we confuse or hurt someone else. And as writers, we try to be positive and crafty with words, and sometimes instead of saying it outrightt, we bury the truth in a story which would need more than one person to dig deep to dig out what we actually mean to say.

What Is The Most Important Things To Say In Life?


And there are truth that people will find it hard to believe. So instead of saying them or writing about them, you keep them within you, never to be let out.

For example, if you’re the only eye witness of a crime without an evidence, and thought it would be good to let people know about it, and gathered them to tell them that someone committed a crime, they won’t believe you — especially if the person is viewed as a respectable person in the society

There are millions of untold truth out there and what do we do? Hold them within? Most likely.

But I still believe there are people who speak out not minding if they’re understood or not. There are writers who don’t care about being understood. They write what they have to write but in a very smart way.