Apr 15, 2012

Tax Time & Quotes

by Marsha Ward

Unfortunately, writers who have income need to calculate and pay taxes every year. Fortunately, we have one more day to get them in this year, because April 15, the traditional filing deadline for most U.S. taxpayers, falls on Sunday. Therefore, that not being a business day, the IRS gives us a one-day extension to file.

I'm probably still doing all those calculations, so I have nothing witty to post today, except these few gems from bestselling authors:

"I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide." ~Harper Lee

"What a writer has to do is write what hasn't been written before or beat dead men at what they have done." ~Ernest Hemingway

"In truth, I never consider the audience for whom I'm writing. I just write what I want to write." ~J.K. Rowling

"I don't care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finished the book." ~Roald Dahl


  1. Odd--I agree with all four of these writers. Good quotes.

  2. Hysterical. Hope your taxes went well.

  3. I especially love the Roald Dahl quote. I have most of his books and my daughter found old copies and did her book reports on BFG. I love his wit.

  4. Haha! I love those quotes, Marsha. I hope things went well with your taxes. About that last quote -- I would say -- just as long as they bought the book. heehee.


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