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Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

Purely the idea of writing a lot of books doesn't make you a great writer, but it might be that the process of doing a lot of writing will make you a much better writer. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

The love of writing comes at a very early age. For me, for instance, comic books so affected me. And a lot of people who come up to me and start talking about writing, when I start talking to them about the "Fantastic Four," they look at me aghast. They say, "'The Fantastic Four?' That's not literature." I say, "Yeah, but it was when I was 11 years old." This was literature. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

Any seed or insect or lizard or mammal that found itself in LA had to believe that there was a chance to thrive. Living in Southern California was like waking up in a children's book titled Would Be If I Could Be. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

One wouldn't want to say that what makes a good writer is the number of books that the writer wrote because you could write a whole number of bad books. Books that don't work, mediocre books, or there's a whole bunch of people in the pulp tradition who have done that. They just wrote ... and actually they didn't write a whole bunch of books, they just wrote one book many times. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

People don't understand how hard it is to get recognized, how hard it is to get people to read your books. How hard it is to get people to even to understand what they're reading when they're talking to you about their books. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

You should wait until the book is finished before making a judgment on its content. By the time you have gone through twenty drafts, the characters may have developed lives of their own, completely separate from the people you based them on in the beginning. And even if someone, at some time, gets upset with your words - so what? Live your life, sing your song. Anyone who loves you will want you to have that. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

We live in capitalism, and capitalism is defined by the production line, and the production line is defined by specificity. If you see yourself as an artist, which I do, then you can't be limited by that. You can't let somebody tell you, 'Well, you can only draw this kind of picture or write that kind of book.' — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

Your book grows. The early part of your book is growing still while you are writing the later part of your book. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

The idea of being productive, the idea of producing many books is going to lead you toward you becoming a better and better writer. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

Comic books were telling me what life was about. This was how I kind of entered life, through fiction. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

The way I write is this: I write about a thousand words a day, a little bit more. The next morning, I read those thousand words and cursorily edit that. Then I write the next thousand. I do that all the way to the end of the book and then I reread the book quite a few times, editing as go through. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

I never really thought I'd be successful. I never though I'd get books published, but this was something completely beyond me. The fact that it happened is wonderful, but it is not something that I was aiming for. — Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Book Quotes By Walter Mosley

I find books in used-book stores, chain and independent stores, on friends' shelves and being read by some woman sitting opposite me on the subway. I find books the way a cow finds a new pasture, by looking to see where the other cows are headed. — Walter Mosley