Michael Chabon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer. His best-known works include his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburg, The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and Wonder Boys, which was made into a movie (2000), starring Michael Douglas.
On what it means to be a writer, he states simply:
Isaac Bashevis Singer (Icek Hersz Zynger in Polish) was a Jewish writer born in Poland who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. He wrote and published only in Yiddish. His writing has been described as a “unique blend of religious morality and social awareness combined with an investigation of personal desires.”
He shared his thoughts on what being a good writer means. In his words:
Have you ever wondered about the depletion of a person’s creativity? If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your creativity over time, here’s what Maya Angelou has to say:
William Wordsworth was a major English Poet who lived in the 18th Century. He was one of the key figures of the Romantic Movement in English literature.
On writing, William Wordsworth said:
On writing, Judy Krantz says:
George Gordon Byron a.k.a Lord Byron was an English poet and major figure in the Romantic movement. Considered to be one of the greatest and most influential English poets, some of his best-known works include Don Juan and She Walks in Beauty.
In Don Juan, which is a long narrative poem, he says:
Anthony Trollope was an English novelist who lived from 1815 – 1882, i.e. during the Victorian Era. Some of his most notable works include The Barsetshire novels, The Way We Live Now and Phineas Finn (the 2nd of the Palliser novels). Trollope was known for creating a “steady, consistent vision of the social structures of Victorian England,” and this was reflected in his fiction.
On writing, he said: