Are you writing your book yet? No? Still in need of further inspiration? Here are some of my favorite inspiring quotes about the craft of writing.
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
-E. L. Doctorow
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.
-J. K. Rowling
Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.
Writing is a struggle against silence.
It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.
-Lois McMaster Bujold
You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.
Being in the mood to write, like being in the mood to make love, is a luxury that isn’t necessary in a long-term relationship. Just as the first caress can lead to a change of heart, the first sentence, however tentative and awkward, can lead to a desire to go just a little further.
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
-Winston S. Churchill
I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
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