Inspirational Writing Style Quotes & Sayings In Life

These writing style quotes will inspire you. In literature, the writing style is the manner of expressing thought in language characteristic of an individual, period, school, or nation.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging writing style quotes, writing style sayings, and writing style proverbs.

Best Writing Style Quotes

  1. “My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  2. “After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.” ~ Iris Chang
  3. “I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.” ~ Jello Biafra
  4. “Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.” ~ Matthew Arnold
  5. “I write lustily and humorously. It isn’t calculated; it’s the way I think. I’ve invented a writing style that expresses who I am.” ~ Erica Jong

  6. “It’s rare that you get to read, let alone teach, an arbitrary canon of your choosing in a tight time setting, and I tore through a fairly wide range of Indian writers, some contemporary – like Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie – and others older, like R.K. Narayan. And I think what happened at that stage was that I was forced to take a position in my own writing style that was more fixed, as opposed to reading a book at a time and defining myself in opposition to or in awe of it.” ~ Karan Mahajan
  7. “There has to be a certain relationship between the life and the writing style, and that is really a problem.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  8. “Artspeak is an arcane writing style that can result in a vocabulary of obscurities… Today, some of the more spectacular examples are in artist’s statements.” ~ Robert Genn
  9. “It’s somewhat of a contradiction, .. I guess the quieter the voice, the more necessary it is to push it. It’s not going to leap out at you and scream. I also can’t control how a book is marketed. To say the book marketing is aggressive, fine, I’m happy with that. Push the book. That doesn’t mean that my personality or writing style changes.” ~ David Bergen
  10. “You have to know writing styles well before you can copy them – and then incorporate parts of them into your own style.” ~ Josh Lieb

  11. “I’m an untrained musician. Untrained musicians don’t really have any music theory, they don’t have a lot of rules. We break the rules, but it’s mostly because we don’t know what the rules are. It’s easy for us to go to certain places, so I’m not surprised that a lot of people were amused by my songwriting style.” ~ Black Francis
  12. “Changing writing styles is like an actor taking on a different part.” ~ Ed McBain
  13. “George Smith shows how many of the prophet’s followers embraced plural marriage during a period when the LDS Church was emphatically denying the practice … [and he tells this in] a lucid writing style.” ~ Daniel Walker Howe
  14. “Nightclub City tells the behind-the-scenes story of Manhattan’s glamorous nightlife at its peak. Packed with colorful characters, terrific original research, and an unusually accessible writing style, Nightclub City is a gritty social history of America’s most glitzy fantasies.” ~ Debby Applegate
  15. “My stuff is direct. Critics have compared my writing style with boxing all the way back to 1978 when my first book of essays appeared: it was compared to Muhammad Ali’s style.” ~ Ishmael Reed

  16. “As for developing a writing style’I would say that I tried to copy the pacing of the old movies I loved as a kid.” ~ Kola Boof
  17. “The professions of novelist and journalist are very separate. As a novelist, you are ultimately working for yourself. Yes, you need the approval of a publisher and an audience, but what is valued in fiction writing – style, individual voice, insight – is scorned by the editor who is combing through your newspaper article.” ~ Jon Weisman
  18. “Margot [Hentoff] used to write regularly for The Voice, for The New York Review of Books, for Harper’s Bazaar, and she really had the most distinctive writing style, even more than mine, than I’ve ever seen in this business.” ~ Nat Hentoff
  19. “There is something false in this search for a purely feminine writing style. Language, such as it is, is inherited from a masculine society, and it contains many male prejudices. We must rid language of all that. Still, a language is not something created artificially; the proletariat can’t use a different language from the bourgeoisie, even if they use it differently, even if from time to time they invent something, technical words or even a kind of worker’s slang, which can be very beautiful and very rich. Women can do that as well, enrich their language, clean it up.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  20. “I’ve always written songs that were confessional, acoustic, wordy – my writing style matches my personality. The music always has to match the mouth it comes out of.” ~ Camila Cabello

  21. “Perhaps if there is anything remotely interesting about my writing style, it is this: more often than not I have no idea what the story is going to be about. Sometimes I have a fuzzy vision, or a glimpse of one scene, or a character. But mostly all I have is a random first sentence, and I follow it to see where it might go. For me, writing is the process of discovery, of gradually figuring out what happens in the story and how it ends, that makes writing an interesting process for me.” ~ Vandana Singh
  22. “I just have to come clean and admit I am an extremely, painfully slow writer. I have this unfortunate – or fortunate, I’m not sure which is correct – habit of editing while I’m writing which everyone tells me that I shouldn’t do that. But that’s just the way I write and I think it’s important to stay true to your own writing style and momentum.” ~ Nami Mun
  23. “I don’t understand why America embraces Lady GaGa and Katy Perry and all of the “pop stuff” as much as they do. The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are also included, and I don’t really get any of that. Maybe that means that I am old. That stuff seems like it isn’t that “authentic.” Katy has a cool writing style though, and her lyrics can be poignant and mean stuff from time to time. I really appreciate that about her.” ~ Matt Thiessen
  24. “Academic writing you have to get right. Fiction you have to get plausible. And there’s a world of difference. In a way, if someone says this didn’t feel exactly right, I don’t care. But that is not okay to do in academia – it’s not about feeling. You want to establish a pretty solid case. So did this allow me to express things differently? Absolutely. Another thing I’ve been thinking about as an academic: our writing style is expository, and in fiction, withholding information matters quite a bit. Withholding things in academia – there’s no place for that!” ~ Elliott Colla
  25. “Free voluntary reading results in better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development” ~ Stephen D. Krashen

  26. “I think I have always sort of cultivated a flowery writing style. I’ve always sort of over – written in every genre that I’ve attempted. I went to college and took a couple of writing classes and I remember my teachers were always incredibly encouraging. But it was inevitable to get the criticism: “Take it down a notch!” But the nice thing about screenwriting is that you don’t really have to.” ~ Diablo Cody
  27. “Writing style is something is a consequence of who you are. I think that I had a certain propensity for a style that I recognize in my early work, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have to learn certain basics and the longer you write the better you get. The rhythms come from you. If the rhythm seem to echo the music, then that’s delightful if people see that, but it’s certainly not something that’s intentional on my part. I’m trying to be as clear and precise as I can be and at the same time, I’m trying to be eloquent and witty and entertaining. I mean, writing should be a pleasure.” ~ Gary Giddins
  28. “Tides of History provides a splendid prism through which we may view the wider world of Victorian science. . . . Historians of science will have cause to heap praise on this book, but so too will the non-specialists. The author’s splendid writing style, at times appropriately Puckish, makes this work an accessible and enjoyable read.” ~ William M. Fowler
  29. “I don’t care about truth; I care about art and style and writing and occupying the wall. For me, my writing style is very linked to the fact that it is a work of art on the wall. I had to find a way to write in concise, effective phrases that people standing or walking into a room could read.” ~ Sophie Calle
  30. “Nothing is too long or too short either if you have a true and interesting tale and what I call a “graphic” writing style combined with educational aims.” ~ Charles Portis

  31. “A simple [writing] style is the result of very hard work.” ~ William Zinsser
  32. “My informal writing style is a political choice, because I want feminism to be more accessible.” ~ Jessica Valenti
  33. “All nonfiction writers, whether they like it or not, are translators. The translator is the perfect journalist. The best journalism endeavors to convey an essential idea or story to an audience that knows very little about it, and that requires translation. To do this successfully, the writer must filter the idea through the prism of his eye, and his mind, and his writing style.” ~ Ilan Stavans
  34. “The songwriting style, to me, is superior. There was a certain amount of joy in it, no matter how sad the song is. You get joy in listening to these Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison sad lyrics. I’m attracted to songs that have balance between the darks and the lights and giving them all equal opportunity.” ~ M. Ward
  35. “I have chosen to parody the writing styles of Carlos Castaneda, James Redfield, Richard Bach, Lynn Andrews, and several other best-selling new age authors.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  36. “In one particular chapter in Ulysses, James Joyce imitates every major writing style that’s been used by English and American writers over the last 700 years – starting with Beowulf and Chaucer and working his way up through the Renaissance, the Victorian era and on into the 20th century.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  37. “He managed to do this ‘tour de force’ of styles without ever breaking the narrative structure of the chapter he was writing. It is the most brilliant parody of writing styles that I have ever read.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  38. “Beautiful Lies is a book every woman should read. Jennifer Strickland weaves the powerful story of her life throughout each chapter while emphasizing transformational truths from God’s Word. Her vulnerability, exquisite writing style, and practical take-home applications make this book the ideal choice for personal or for small group use.” ~ Carol Kent
  39. “I discovered Christopher Isherwood in college. His writing style is so direct, warm, and inclusive.” ~ Claire Danes

  40. “I wake up in the morning, or the middle of the night when an idea comes through. My songwriting style, basically I just write down information given to me from the muse and how that works for songwriters. Record the muse and the muse delivers.” ~ Creed Bratton
  41. “Probably the best way to describe my writing style is to refer you to “purple prose”, which was a tag given to the early mass market magazine writers earning a half cent a word for their fiction. They had to use every adjective, verb and adverb in the English language to add word count to stories in order to feed and support families.” ~ Tom Johnson
  42. “I think I am the most impressed with writing styles that defy category, like Kharms or Selby, Breton or Jarry, where you become as interested in the writer as much as the writing itself. It’s all these things that make reading so appealing to me.” ~ Henry Rollins
  43. “Yeah I was aware of the book, but hadn’t read it. So as soon as I’d finished the script, I got a copy of the book and read that. My wife had read it and she loves it, so that was a good sounding board. I like her writing style, she’s such a page-turner. I enjoyed The Constant Princess as well. I think she’s great. The books are very popular with women and I can see why.” ~ Eric Bana

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