Good Writing Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Good Writing Quotes from famous persons: Abi Morgan, Jennifer Aniston, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Richard Dormer, Shawn Colvin. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Good Writing Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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Good writing is often about trying to investigate something you feel is missing and trying to put it back.
If the project has good writing and is something I get excited about, then I’ll do the role. And if it’s for TV, I’ll ask myself, ‘Is it a show that I’d watch?’ If it’s a play or movie, I’ll want to know if there’s a good director attached.
Gbenga Akinnagbe
I think the benefit of being a writer is that I’m looking for the subtext on the page, because all good writing has subtext. And as a writer, you look at the big scope of things, the big story, rather than just your individual story line, because I think it’s important to know what you’re in and how you fit into it.
Richard Dormer
I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
I love a mask. It’s why I’ve got a thing about good writing. When you’re acting, you’re going into someone else‘s work. You’re behind his words; it’s not you.
My focus is films, and ‘Angela’s Eyes‘ is one of those TV projects that has some good TV concepts behind it and good writing.
Lyriq Bent
You can have good writing, but a great actor will make it feel and sound like great writing. You can have great writing, and mediocre actors will make it feel mediocre. Without the actors, you have nothing.
Good storytelling appeals to me – good writing.
I had the most incredible English and literature teachers in school, and it really influenced my love of storytelling. It’s what made me excited to study journalism in college. I love editorials and documentaries. All of that came from being given the opportunity to lose myself in good writing when I was a kid.
My preference is for good writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for film or TV. Whatever. It starts with the writing. Even though I’ve had problems with writers, it doesn’t matter how great of an actor you are. If the writing is bad, you’re going to struggle.
I think that’s what good writing is all about. You go into a genre to talk about other things. Tolkein created a whole world to talk about the world he lived in.
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
Every actor just wants good writing.
I am baffled by good writing.
Suspense arises naturally from good writing – it’s not a spice to be added separately.
Leigh Michaels
As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That’s the bottom line.
There’s such good writing now on television and I don’t see a lot of great writing on films sadly.
The thing about good writing is it has a music to it.
My preference is for really good writing, and I just really don’t care where it is.
I think the computer is a hindrance to good writing because it is so tempting to leave what you’ve written. If you use a typewriter, you must retype if you make a mistake, and thus, you must re-examine every word.
Edith Pearlman
To be the windowpane – this is basically a bastardization of what Orwell said about good writing – so you can get the conversation going and frame it the right way and make sure people aren’t lost. And then you let the candidates illuminate the issues themselves.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis.
William Styron
I’ve grown more and more appreciative of good writing, and I now really hope I can become a better and better writer.
You just can’t make bad writing look good. But if you have good writing, you just say it, and it’s almost done.
I used to be opposed to collaboration, and that’s probably why the music in the past wasn’t as good. Writing with other people, especially the great writers that I’ve had the privilege to write with, it activates something in your mind that you wouldn’t use alone.
Good writing is good writing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t orchestrate it or tweak it.
You can make bad writing ‘OK,’ but… you really need to start with a good script and with characters that are three-dimensional and with great dialogue. It’s a difficult lesson to learn because good writing is hard to come by, but it’s definitely worth chasing.
I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.
Some of my favorite movies are action movies. You want something good to say. That comes from good writing. But writing is not a skill I possess, unfortunately.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
My only close-to-game-plan is to follow good writing. If the writing is in TV or if it’s in theater or in film, that’s it. It doesn’t really matter what the medium is.
I read a lot of scripts, and there’s a lot of good writing and a lot of OK writing and a lot of crappy writing. And even with the really good writing, it doesn’t necessarily speak to me.
As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
I’ve hung out in the writer’s room a few times, but the fact is we’ve got such a good writing staff, I don’t want to get my peanut butter fingerprints on anything.
It goes without saying that a good Catholic novel should be good craftsmanship, good writing skills. The creative person must always be engaged in the long labor of perfecting the tools of his art. Yet the work itself need not be explicitly evangelical in its themes and plots.
I don’t think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don’t come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
Through an arbitrary problem, I had arrived at a tenet of good writing: brevity wins.
Write for yourself, not for a perceived audience. If you do, you’ll mostly fall flat on your face, because it’s impossible to judge what people want. And you have to read. That’s how you learn what is good writing and what is bad. Then the main thing is application. It’s hard work.
I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey.
I don’t think I will ever write about politics or foreign policy. I feel like there is so much good writing in those areas that I have little to add. I also like to steer clear of writing about people whom I do not personally like.
Nobody sounds good writing about your divorce, let’s face it.
I am a stickler for damn good writing.
Good writing does not come from verbiage but from words.
I try to make statements that aren’t broad because that doesn’t make for good writing. I don’t get commentary as my job, because I’m not very good at that. The way I do it is by writing songs, and I have to be small; I have to make the stories a bit personal.
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
I’m not happy that death is approaching because I like being alive but I’m glad I’ve escaped the two-post-a-day economy of contemporary journalism. Good writing takes time.
Good writing will bring you to places you don’t even expect sometimes.
There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.
I believe good writing can save bad art.
I get the ideas from everything. Children sometimes think you have to have special experiences to write, but good writing brings out what’s special in ordinary things.
Laurence Yep
Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
Gene Fowler
Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.
Truman Capote
Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing.
The heart and soul of good writing is research; you should write not what you know but what you can find out about.
I just keep following the good writing. I’m not good enough to make bad writing look good. Some people can, and I admire them for it, but I cannot. I will go down with the ship.
I subscribe to about 200 blogs. I look for insights and good writing, and I look to get smarter.
There is sometimes a feeling in crime fiction that good writing gets in the way of story. I have never felt that way. All you have is language. Why write beneath yourself? It’s an act of respect for the reader as much as yourself.
John Connolly
I’m very driven by writing. Coming from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ because it’s such a writing job, and we all write our parts on the show and create characters, I’m so respectful of good writing.
Screenwriting is always about what people say or do, whereas good writing is about a thought process or an abstract image or an internal monologue, none of which works on screen.
You have to go where the good writing is.
I never feel more myself than when I’m writing; I never enjoy any day more than a good writing day.
Really good writing, from my perspective, runs a lot like a visual on the screen. You need to create that kind of detail and have credibility with the reader, so the reader knows that you were really there, that you really experienced it, that you know the details. That comes out of seeing.
As an actor you get categorized by other people, but it’s not like I arrange myself into comedy mode or serious mode. If it’s good writing you just have to play it true – if it’s funny, it’s funny. But obviously you don’t want it to be amusing if you’re playing Hedda Gabler!
Sophie Thompson
I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it’s because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
I wouldn’t say I have comedy chops. I guess you get lucky with good writing because I don’t think I’m a comedian by any stretch of the imagination.
Good writing is everything.