Posts tagged ‘writer’

November 28, 2013

Quote of the Day: Leo Rosten

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it. 

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August 14, 2013

Quote of the Day: Ernest Hemingway

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.

July 24, 2013

Quote of the Day: Mark Haddon

I don’t remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.

June 10, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: William Goldman

GoldmanWilliamThe Writer:

William Goldman gave a great interview in which he talks about how little talent he had as a young writer trying to sell short stories. He was rejected countless times and had to take other kinds of work along the way, but his persistence paid off when he started writing scripts and became one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters of all time. He is the creative force behind such films as The Princess Bride, Maverick, Heat, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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April 25, 2013

Quote of the Day: Karl Kraus

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

April 12, 2013

Quote of the Day: William Faulkner

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

April 8, 2013

Quote of the Day: Stephen Leigh

You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won’t be able to take a break from being a writer.

December 14, 2012

Quote of the Day: Leo Rosten

Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.

November 7, 2012

Quote of the Day: John Scalzi

Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.

October 23, 2012

Screenwriter Profile: Charlie Kaufman

 

The Writer:

Charlie Kaufman is one of my screenwriting heroes. People either hate his movies or love them, and I fall into the latter category. His stories and style exhibit a rare genius not often seen in big screen cinema. He’s one of the few writers who gets to break all the rules — something you’re only allowed to do if you’re a genius. Some of his most well known films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation. He was nominated for an Oscar for all three and won for Eternal Sunshine.

Read this great interview with Charlie or watch this wonderful Master Class for more about his writing.

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