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Nobody wanted me. I just kept writing books and learning my craft. Most writers aren’t very good in the beginning.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) For us, there’s an inherent process when you’re ending something to be thinking about the beginning, as writers.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) I have only one bit of advice to beginning writers: be sure your novel is read by Rodgers and Hammerstein.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Don’t mistake a good setup for a satisfying conclusion - many beginning writers end their stories when the real story is just ready to begin.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) What’s strange is how many beginning writers seem to think that grammar is irrelevant, or that they are somehow above or beyond this subject more fit for a schoolchild than the future author of great literature.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) When you finally start to write something, do not let yourself stop...even when you are convinced it’s the worst garbage ever. This is the biggest caveat for beginning writers. Instead, force yourself to finish what you began, and THEN go back and edit it.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) One of the things that I tell beginning writers is this: If you describe a landscape, or a cityscape, or a seascape, always be sure to put a human figure somewhere in the scene. Why? Because readers are human beings, mostly interested in human beings. People are humanists. Most of them are humanists, that is.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) One is always enthralled, I think, when a young writer you’re just beginning to read and comprehend dies.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) I’m always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) In the beginning, I tried to be a more cosmopolitan writer, but I realized that I was a country boy, and I had to deal with things I knew about and where I came from.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) If I have any advantage, maybe, as a writer, it is that I don’t think I’m very interesting. I mean, beginning a novel with the last sentence is a pretty plodding way to spend your life.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them - without a thought about publication - and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) First and foremost, I consider myself a storyteller. And I’m endlessly fascinated with people, with what they do and why... and how they feel about it. Which means I’m interested in romance fiction. I was drawn to it, as both a reader and a writer, at the very beginning of my career. It’s my kind of storytelling.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) I was lucky to receive help at the beginning of my career and now I want to help other writers as much as I can.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) It was a pleasure to work with Destiny’s Child in the beginning of their career. Working in the studio with Beyonce was a lot of fun. She’s an extremely hard worker, perfectionist, and a talented writer.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers’ groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.  (Beginning Writers Quotes) The beginning of a book is always the hardest part for me. I’m a Chapter 3 kind of writer, which means I naturally start at Chapter 3  (Beginning Writers Quotes) So I think that in the beginning of your career you’re just looking to work. Luckily for me, my first movie was ‘Rabbit Hole’ and I got to work with incredible people, a Pulitzer prize winning writer, John Cameron Mitchell, and all the actors involved. So it’s tough, man, because you want to have credibility  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Writers, actors, anybody working on an ensemble-type thing, there are going to be some creaks in the beginning. It seems like there’s tremendous potential in just letting things sort of breathe a little bit. It’s tremendously important  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Beginning writers must appreciate the prerequisites if they hope to become writers. You pay your dues - which takes years  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Less really is more. It’s a tendency of beginning writers to want to prove what they’re talking about by going too far with description. I think you’ve got to keep it short, crisp and clean  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it’s done, keep sending it out for quite awhile  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before  (Beginning Writers Quotes) A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print  (Beginning Writers Quotes) I love writers all across the board, but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault  (Beginning Writers Quotes) I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show  (Beginning Writers Quotes) For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo  (Beginning Writers Quotes) Be persistent. Editors change; tastes change; editorial markets change. Too many beginning writers give up too easily  (Beginning Writers Quotes) What’s strange is how many beginning writers seem to think that grammar is irrelevant, or that they are somehow above or beyond this subject more fit for a schoolchild than the future author of great literature  (Beginning Writers Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS