Young Writers Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Young Writers Quotes from famous persons: Dorothy Allison, Pat Conroy, Tom Stoppard, Irvine Welsh, Derek Walcott. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Young Writers Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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The hardest thing to teach young writers is that it’s wonderful to tell your truth. And that’s what you should do. But it damn well better be beautiful.
I would love to see young writers come out of college and know there is a possibility to be a novelist.
Theater is still a medium which attracts young writers. You’d think that it would be all over by now, with television and film. But it’s not.
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
I think young writers ought to be heretical.
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Lillian Hellman
There’s a disease that young writers are susceptible to, which is, I will do this because I can – hubris, I supposewithout stopping to work out why.
Young writers reasonably say, ‘I don’t know what to write about,’ so writing about yourself is a very literal way to begin.
Young writers need to be encouraged to write – just write – with no restrictions on form, style or content.
Kelley Armstrong
The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.
I can’t wait for the rest of my career to meet these young writers and filmmakers so that I can produce and push a lot of their stories out there.
Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start.
I have an ambition to write a great book, but that’s really a competition with myself. I’ve noticed that a lot of young writers, people in all media, want to be famous but they don’t really want to do anything. I can’t think of anything less worth striving for than fame.
It’s a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway.
George Murray
I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country.
When young writers approach me for advice, I remind them, as gently as I can, that they are on their own, with no help available anywhere. Which is how it should be.
A lot of young writers ask me about my process. They know what they want to write – but they need to know how. What’s the right way? How do the professionals do it? What’s the secret?
Probably the biggest temptation that young writers face is to be entertaining, to show your bag of tricks and do a bit of tap dancing. I read a lot of things, and I keep seeing this brocade of voice where someone is trying to be too pally with you or ingratiating on the page.
They’re fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Lillian Hellman
I have always discouraged young writers from self-publishing, by which I mean going to a vanity publisher and spending your hard earned savings – say, some two-three lakhs – and getting your book printed. It’s not published; it’s printed!
There are so many talented young writers named Jonathan, with whom by comparison I suffer terribly.
I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers, this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind of hostility to the reader.
Skins‘ had been a brilliant breeding ground for young actors, young directors and young writers. It was a safe environment to experiment; it tried new things, and it was an amazing time and amazing to be part of it.
I won’t usually just sit down to write. I’d have done it in my head already. I visualise a story just like a film strip running in my head. I guess that is also a reason why my books have such a visual element to them. And it’s what I tell young writers: plan your story ahead.
What I find, particularly with young writers and readers, is that they don’t want complicated feelings.
Young writers find their first audience in little magazines, and experimental writers find their only audience there.
As a middle-aged woman who has had some luck as a writer, I’d like this profession of author to remain a possibility for young writers in the future – and not become an arena solely for the hobbyist or the well-heeled.
They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don’t understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.
John O’Hara
I often meet frustrated young writers who say they’ve only got so far and just can’t finish a book. Even if you don’t happen to use what you’ve worked on that day, it has taught you something and you’ll be amazed when you might come back to it and use it again.
Eoin Colfer
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
Ring Lardner
There are a lot of people of my generation in New Zealand literature, young writers on their first or second books, that I’m just really excited about. There seems to be a big gap between the generation above and us; it seems to be quite radically different in terms of form and approach.
I do a lot of teaching… and so I think I know how hard it is for young writers, how they have to work two jobs to survive.
Young writers should keep out of pubs and remember that the cliche way of the artistic life is a lie.
We depend on the critics to give us a glimpse of what happened. Bernard Shaw championed Ibsen, who got the most terrible notices for his plays. Kenneth Tynan championed young writers, and as a result, the theatre has changed radically.
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent.