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.
I think young writers ought to be heretical.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.