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22 December 2006

Novelist E. L. Doctorow. Quotes about Writing from a Writer

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Writers quotes. E. L. Doctorow, American Author and Editor, b.1931

“I can walk into a bookstore and hand over my credit card and they don't know who the hell I am. Maybe that says something about bookstore clerks.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

“It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

“There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
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“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people ---- what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.”
E. L. Doctorow quote

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