Inspiring Writing Quotes To Keep You Motivated

By on August 22, 2017
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Writing is a tough gig. There are many obstacles, many pitfalls many days where it seems impossible to continue. When it comes to writing there are no guarantees, and for many of us, it is just passion and a sort of blind faith that keeps us going!

However, as all have those times, when faced with writer’s block, or perhaps when having just read a passage we wrote  and realised it was utter nonsense, that we find our motivation levels plummet. We begin to question everything. Are we good enough? Are we wasting our time? Are we complete idiots for even trying?

It is on these days that it’s a good idea to search for some inspiration.

Yes, every writer needs a little motivation from time to time, so next time you are having one of those dark days, find solace in these fantastic quotes which will keep you motivated, or at the very least make you smile.

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If writers were good businessmen, they’d have too much sense to be writers.
- Irvin S. Cobb

“We read to know we are not alone.”
William Nicholson

“Creativity takes courage.”
- Henri Matisse

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.”
- Franz Kafka

I wrote a few children's books. Not on purpose.
- Steven Wright

“You can fix anything but a blank page.”
- Nora Roberts

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

“Creativity is an act of defiance.”
- Twyla Tharp

"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put".
- Winston Churchill

"I get a lot of letters from people. They say: "I want to be a writer. What should I do?" I tell them to stop writing to me and get on with it".
- Ruth Rendell
"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers".
- Doug Larson

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
- Joseph Brodsky

"Writers don’t have lifestyles. They sit in little rooms and write."
- Norman Mailer

"Learn to write. Never mind the damn statistics. If you like statistics, become a CPA".
- Jim Murray

"The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere".
- S.J. Perelman

"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead".
- Gene Fowler

"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing".
Kingsley Amis

"The road to hell is paved with adverb"s.
- Stephen King

"Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent".
Ernest Hemingway

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
-G.K. Chesterton

"Writing is so difficult that I often feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment thereafter".
- Jessamyn West

"I was sorry to hear my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I am not feeling very well myself."
- Mark Twain

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
- W. Somerset Maugham

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
- Stephen King

“Tears are words that need to be written.”
- Paulo Coelho

“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”
- Samuel Johnson

“Learn as much by writing as by reading.”
- Lord Acton
“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
by Lisa See, Snow River and the Secret Fan

“Don’t be a writer; be writing.”
William Faulkner
These quotes are perfect for writers who need a little pick me up, so if you are feeling in need of some motivation give them a browse, better still, hang them up on the wall behind your writing desk, that way you can always glance up and read them when having a wobble, and then get back to work in no time at all!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

About Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman is an author and freelance writer. Her highly anticipated debut novel 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers' is available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback. You can find it here - http://tinyurl.com/z47t8qf

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