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Danish author 1965-
A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
American writer 1878-1937
I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column.
American Novelist 1933-
I often have to write a hundred pages or more before there's a paragraph that's alive.
Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer 1932-2018
I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not.
American novelist and short story writer 1941-
I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin.
British historian 1737-1794
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end. The curtain may be rung down at any moment: say, before you have finished reading this paragraph.Source: The Worlds Last Night (1952)
C. S. Forester
English novelist 1899-1966
When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask.
American writer, author and journalist 1953-
You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don't get past the third paragraph you've wasted your energy and valuable ink.
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