"Write a book you'd like to read. If you wouldn't read it, why would anybody else?" --Hilary Mantel .
"If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves." --Don Marquis
"The nearest I have to a rule is a Post-it on the wall in front of my desk saying “Faire et se taire” (Flaubert), which I translate for myself as 'Shut up and get on with it.'” -- Helen Simpson
"Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell." --P D James .
"If a writer has to rob his mother he will not hesitate – the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is worth any number of old ladies." --William Faulkner .
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"A story has a beginning, a muddle and an end." --Philip Larkin .
"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure." Samuel Johnson .