WHY DO WE WRITE?

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

-Benjamin Franklin

The domestic lives we live – which may be accidental, or not entirely of our making – help to make possible our writing lives; our imaginations are freed, or stimulated, by the very prospect of companionship, quiet, a predictable and consoling routine.

-Joyce Carol Oates

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.

-Truman Capote

Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.

-Meg Rosoff