Five Great Quotations about Business of Writing

“Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly

“There is no such thing as an ‘unemployed writer,’ only an unemployed mind.” – Kevin Cowdall

“Being an author is to have a toe in the creative pool and a foot in the vat of commerce.” – Fennel Hudson

“Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but essentially you’re on your own. Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine.” – Margaret Atwood

“For those who can do it and who keep their nerve, writing for a living still beats most real, grown-up jobs hands down.” – Terence Blacker