Five Great Quotes: Writing – Talent or Hard Work?

“Writing starts with living.” – L.L. Barkat

“If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent, whatever that is.” – Richard Rhodes

“We have a strange idea about writing: that it can be done, and done well, without a great deal of effort. Dancers practice every day, musicians practice every day, even when they are at the peak of their careers – especially then. Somehow, we don’t take writing as seriously. But writing – writing wonderfully – takes just as much dedication.” – Theodora Goss

“Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time… The wait is simply too long.” – Leonard Bernstein

“Inspiration comes and goes, creativity is the result of practice.” – Phil Cousineau