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quotes on novel writing

I found these somewhere on the web, possibly about.com, but can't remember exactly. I've been saving them in a file.

"You need more than a beginning if you're going to start a book. If all you have is a beginning, then once you've written that beginning, you have nowhere to go." --Neil Gaiman

"For all my longer works (i.e., the novels) I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on." --Garth Nix

"It is better to write a bad first draft than to write no first draft at all." --Will Shetterly

"You never learn how to write a novel. You just learn how to write the novel that you're writing." --Gene Wolfe (paraphrased by Neil Gaiman)

"Write what you want to read. The person you know best in this world is you. Listen to yourself. If you are excited by what you are writing, you have a much better chance of putting that excitement over to a reader." --Robin McKinley
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