How To Write A Book August 7, 2016 – Posted in: News, Writing – Tags:

People type “how to write a book” into their search engines and hope that a bestseller will come out of their computer.

Unfortunately, it does not work that way.

Whether you write song lyrics, or comedy, poetry or are looking for insights and information on how to write a book, this little ‘single shot’ from Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee will lighten your load — and in under three minutes you will realize that no two people write alike. Jerry Seinfeld begins the clip by saying this…

When you choose to engage in the act of writing, you face your mediocrity. You’re facing every challenge of your mind, self-control, and discipline to come up with something and to sit down and know ‘this is going to be a little painful…’ You know, I mean to write something and I’m going to look at it and go ‘that’s horrible!’

Here are some more uncommon quotes from writers who you surely recognize.

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
—George Orwell

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
—Jack Kerouac, WD

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.”
—Angela Carter

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.”
—Elmore Leonard

“Style is to forget all styles.”
—Jules Renard

“I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”
—Patrick Dennis

“Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.”
—Henry David Thoreau

“I do not over-intellectualize the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.”
—Tom Clancy, WD

“Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at 15 to write several novels.”
—May Sarton

“Don’t expect the puppets of your mind to become the people of your story. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood.”
—Leslie Gordon Barnard, WD

“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”
—Doris Lessing

“Beware of advice—even this.”
—Carl Sandburg, WD

In the end, the best advice for all writers is to just write.

Watch the clip now by clicking on the image…