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The Write Quotes: The Writing Life

The Write Quotes: The Writing Life

By Landis Wade Publisher: Charlotte Readers Podcast, LLCISBN: Print: 979-8-9876956-8-5; E-book: 979-8-9876956-0-9Genre: Reference, Quotations Price: Ebook- Free; Print book -$12.99
Available from: Books 2 Read

These inspirational and practical quotes come from 500+ podcast interviews with hard-working, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling authors in more than 33 U.S. states and five countries. 

In Book 1, authors share their honest reflections on The Writing Life. 

These quotes reveal what it really feels like to be a writer. 

Authors quoted include David Baldacci, Therese Anne Fowler, Steve Berry, Lisa Jewell, John Hart, Sophie Cousens, Ron Rash, C.J. Box, Craig Johnson, Wylie Cash, Kristy Harvey, Brad Taylor, Charlie Lovett, Judy Goldman, Chris Fabry, Amber Smith, Tracy Clark, John Gilstrap, Kimmery Martin, A.J. Hartley, Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Jason Mott, Mark de Castrique, Cathy Pickens, David Joy, and many more.

As the late Anthony Abbott so eloquently says in this book, “Writing is not about writing, necessarily. Writing is about living. And the more deeply and fully you live, the more you are able to write.” 

There is hope in this book but there is also angst and humility. Case in point is a quote by New York Times bestselling author John Hart, who says that the writing life is so unbelievably wonderful that he feels “deep down that the universe must have plans to take that all away.” It makes him work even harder on his next book.

The writers quoted in these pages grab for their pens and fire up their computers for the love of writing. They have a common urge to create, to use letters, words, and sentences to tell stories, either about themselves, or others, or about characters they create in their writing chambers. They write for therapy or to understand themselves and the world around them. They write for the sake of writing. They write for publication. They write to be remembered. They write to be heard and understood. And as more than one author says, they write because they can’t not write.

Landis Wade writes light-hearted legal thrillers and mysteries with a historical or holiday touch (cozies with a bit of a thrill). 

He is a recovering trial lawyer (after 35 years of law practice) and founder of Charlotte Readers Podcast (where he has conducted 500+ author interviews), whose third book—The Christmas Redemption—won the Holiday category of the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards and whose recent novel – Deadly Declarations– won more than five awards including Winner in the 2022 American Fiction Awards in the Cozy Mystery category. 

He compiled The Write Quotes series–8 books that release monthly beginning March 1, 2023. Book 1: The Write Quotes: The Writing Life, features inspirational and practical quotes from 500+ interviews with hard-working, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling authors in more than 33 U.S. states and five countries.

He spends time in Charlotte, Durham, and Watauga County, North Carolina, where he writes and podcasts, plays with his grandchild, and fly-fishes. 

Visit his podcast website here: www.charlottereaderspodcast.com Visit his author website here: www.landiswade.com


Have you ever wanted to sit down with the author of the book you just finished reading and ask a bunch of questions? Well, Landis Wade has done just that with his remarkable podcast, Charlotte Readers Podcast. He has been asking authors questions for years. And now look what he’s done! He pulled many of the answers he heard and compiled them in books. Apparently, this is the first one. And it’s a doozy. So much fun to read. So tantalizing to think about all the different perspectives from these writers. I highly recommend.

– Judy Goldman