10 Inspiring Quotes on Writing

Let’s face it, we all lose the motivation to write sometimes. Whether it is criticism, writer’s block, fatigue, or any other obstacle keeping you from writing, I am here to help. I’ve collected 10 of my favorite inspiring quotes on writing to get you motivated to start or finish your writing project. Here they are:

1. “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”  ― Neil Gaiman

2. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ― Maya Angelou

3. “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”  ― Madeleine L’Engle

4. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”  ― Stephen King

5. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”  ― Mark Twain

6. “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”  ― Sylvia Plath

7. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  ― Anton Chekhov

8. “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”  ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

9. “The first draft of anything is shit.”  ― Ernest Hemingway

10. “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” ― Joss Whedon

I’d love to know, what is your favorite inspiring quote on writing?

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

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