Sell also: authorship, composition, write
• Noun: the act of creating written works; examples: "writing was a form of therapy for him", "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
• Noun: the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); examples: "the writing in her novels is excellent", "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
• Noun: (usually plural) the collected work of an author; example: "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
• Noun: letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; examples: "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show", "the doctor's writing was illegible"
• Noun: the activity of putting something in written form; example: "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do.
When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life.
I approach writing female characters the same why I approach writing male characters. I never think I'm writing about women, I think I'm writing about one woman, one person. And I try to imagine what she is like, and endow her with a lot of my own thoughts and history.
Now I'm writing about contemporary Los Angeles from memory. My process was to hang out, observe, research what I was writing about, and almost immediately go back to my office and write those sections. So it was a very close transfer between observation and writing.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
I went to Marion College for writing and I was kicked out of the writing school. I was asked to leave the writing program because I was corrupting the other students.
I'm a fairly ascetic person. And I do most of my writing at night. You don't get distracted, your brain goes into what you are writing about, into the world you're writing about, rather than into the world you're in.
Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing.
Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That's how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing.
I think finally good writing gets out there, and people like it, and bad writing doesn't. Well, no. Bad writing does get out there 'cause some people like it.
I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing.
I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading.
I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.
I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic.
This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen.
I never laugh or smile when I am writing. When I come home for lunch after writing all morning, my wife says I look like I just came home from a funeral. This is not bragging. This is an illness.
I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.