"The Quotable Writer taps the power of words for the wordsmiths who live and make their living by them. Dip into it and see if you don't find yourself driven to write some yourself."David A. Fryxell, editorial director and nonfiction columnist for Writer's Digest, and author of How to Write Fast (While Writing Well) and Elements of Article Writing: Structure and FlowWilliam A. Gordon has created a Barlett's of the literary life with The Quotable Writer, a collection of roughly a thousand of the best things ever said or written by and about writers and writing. These are the kinds of quotes you'll want to enlarge and stick on your bulletin board or tape to the top of your computer monitor, to glance at for affirmation and encouragement when the blank page before you stubbornly stays blank. These are the words of wisdom from writers who've beaten writer's block, defeated deadlines, triumphed over transitions, and created characters for the ages. You'll hear, too, from writers who crashed and burned out in the literary life, and you'll realize that maybe your own writing woes aren't so bad, after all.