Remember that song in Mary Poppins that went, ‘In every job that must be done there is an element of fun…’?Like it or not, writing too is a job for some of us. So we must find the element of fun in our work. I hope these fun writing quotes set the tone for a lovely week!
Fun Writing Quotes
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. – W Somerset Maugham
Journalism largely consists in saying, ‘Lord Jones is dead’ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. – G K Chesterton
A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity. – Franz Kafka
It’s more fun writing bad books than reading good ones. – Werner Lansburgh
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. – Flannery O’Connor
But with writers, there is nothing wrong with melancholy, it’s an important colour in writing – Paul McCartney
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. – Winston S. Churchill
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. – Douglas Adams
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. – Mark Twain
There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people…mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better. – Richard Castle
The road to hell is paved with adverbs. – Stephen King
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. – E.L. Doctorow
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. – Charles Dickens
Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got. ― Philip José Farmer
You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world. ― Ray Bradbury
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. – Isaac Asimov
So what? All writers are lunatics! – Cornelia Funke
It is time for #MondayMusings and all you have to do is:
- Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
- Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link to this post.
- Add your link to the linky which you will find either here and on the post of a co-host.
- Use our #MondayMusings badge to help other bloggers join in too.
Every Monday, another blogger will be co-hosting with me. If you’d like to be that blogger, let me know either in the comments or by using the contact form. I’ll let you know the date and provide you with the code.
Today’s linky can be found here below and my co-host is the lovely Nabanitha Dhar, a woman who is not afraid to tell it like it is – a quality that I so admire in her.