8 Andy Weir Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 8 Andy Weir quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Martian and Artemis. In these quotes, Weir shares his thoughts on good stories, science fiction, social lives, and more. Originally from January 2018 issue of Writer's Digest.
Author:
Publish date:

Here are 8 Andy Weir quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Martian and Artemis. In these quotes, Weir shares his thoughts on good stories, science fiction, social lives, and more. Originally from January 2018 issue of Writer's Digest.

Andy Weir is an award-winning and bestselling author of science fiction, including The Martian and Artemis. With a computer programming day job, Weir's novels are known for their emphasis on hard science paired with the fiction.

(What should writers blog about?)

In fact, Weir originally self-published The Martian serially on his blog. However, demand for the story prompted him to make a Kindle version that became a bestseller and brought interest from agents, publishers, and even producers.

Here are 8 Andy Weir quotes for writers and about writing that cover good stories, science fiction, social lives, and more. Originally from January 2018 issue of Writer's Digest.

8 Andy Weir quotes for writers and about writing

"I get happiness out of just sitting in front of my computer and dinking around, researching stuff."

Image placeholder title

"I think if you have a good story, people will be into it regardless of its overall genre."

Image placeholder title

"It takes a lot of time and effort to get good enough at writing to make books that are fun to read, and you just need to accept that."

Image placeholder title

Write Better Novels!

Image placeholder title

Push yourself beyond your comfort zone and take your writing to new heights with this Advanced Novel Writing workshop meant for novelists who are looking for book editing and specific feedback on their work. When you take this online workshop, you won't have weekly reading assignments or lectures. Instead, you'll get to focus solely on completing your novel.

While it is possible to write a novel in a month, in this workshop you'll spend 15 weeks writing yours—all the while gaining valuable feedback and getting the encouragement you need in order to finish writing your novel. You'll also learn specific tips for outlining and how not to write a novel. One thing is for certain though—by the end of this online workshop, you will have the tools and know-how to write a great novel.

Click to continue.

"Nobody lives anywhere without a reason."

Image placeholder title

(9 practical tricks for writing your first novel.)

"One thing that seems to have all but disappeared from science fiction is aspirational views of the future—looking at the future as if it's something cool and awesome."

Image placeholder title

"The humor is just my narration style. That's how I roll, that's all I've got.'"

Image placeholder title

"There's this feeling in the world that artistic ability is just a gift and there's nothing else to it. I think it's a skill set. It's no different from math. It's a thing you need to learn how to do—you need to practice it, you need to get better at it."

Image placeholder title

(The secret of the original idea.)

"What really helped a lot was having no social life whatsoever."

Image placeholder title
Payal Doshi: On Letting Rejection Bring You Clarity

Payal Doshi: On Letting Rejection Bring You Clarity

Middle-grade author Payal Doshi discusses the sometimes-disheartening process of querying a novel and how she used rejection to fuel her passion for writing.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: Writer’s Digest Conference Announcements and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce that our 2021 Annual Conference will be virtual, registration is open for our 2021 in-person Novel Conference, and more!

Rajani LaRocca: On Letting Your Synopsis Guide Your Writing

Rajani LaRocca: On Letting Your Synopsis Guide Your Writing

In this article, middle-grade author Rajani LaRocca discusses how the synopsis for her newest release, Much Ado About Baseball, guided her writing process.

From Script

Adding Your Personal Connection to Your Stories and Building Your Brand As a Writer (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script’s Editor Sadie Dean interviews Dickinson creator/showrunner/EP Alena Smith, learn how to divide and conquer as screenwriter in the business and creating fruitful relationships. Plus, a brand new Script Talk video interview with writer/director/actress Djaka Souaré about her journey as a mentor and mentee in the WOCUnite and #StartWith8Hollywood mentorship programs.

Poetic Forms

Englyn Penfyr: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the englyn penfyr, a Welsh tercet form.

Editorial Road-Mapping: Start Your Self-Editing Process Here

Editorial Road-Mapping: Start Your Self-Editing Process Here

Editorial road-mapping begins with a challenge of willpower and ends with a battle-plan for transforming your manuscript into the book you dreamed it could be. Let editor Kris Spisak give you that map!

6 Tips for Writing a Summer Romance Novel

6 Tips for Writing a Summer Romance Novel

Summer. Three whole months of bright sunsets and glittering water and endless possibility. Here are 6 tips from romance writer Rachael Lippincott for capturing a tiny bit of that magic in the pages of your next summer romance novel.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Running Empty

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Running Empty

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, consider what happens when resources begin to run low or out.

5 Tips for Creating a Fully Realized Historical Setting

5 Tips for Creating a Fully Realized Historical Setting

Research is more than just reading books and articles. Here, author Nekesa Afia gives her top 5 tips for writing a historical setting that will engage and wow your readers.