Great Quotes and Sayings For Writers
Inspiration For Every Writer
Last year, after I chose creative as my word of the year, I decided to get more serious about my writing. I love to write. I always have. My earliest poems were delivered softly to the eager and fuzzy ears of my stuffed animals, long before I could write even my own name. I created elaborate magical worlds complete with enchanting characters and shared their adventures with everyone who would listen before I could tie my own shoes. It’s true that throughout my childhood, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I always answered wistfully yet honestly, “a writer.” Now that I have in fact grown up (in some ways anyhow) I still would like to commit to my dream of becoming a professional writer. So, this year with the motivation from my word of the year, I decided to start a Writer’s Group. And so, Ink Slingers was born. We meet twice a month, we share our progress, set goals, discuss overcoming obstacles such as writer’s block and plot development, and encourage one another. One of the things I like to do throughout the time in between our meetings is to send encouraging posts and great quotes for writers.
In this post, I am sharing some of my favorite quotes and sayings for writers. The very same that I share with my own little circle in hopes that you too will be inspired to write no matter what is standing in your way. Enjoy!
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“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach
“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” – Terry Pratchett
“You can make anything by writing.” – C.S. Lewis
“Writers live twice.” – Natalie Goldberg
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour
“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” -Doris Lessing
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.” – Ray Bradbury
“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – J. K. Rowling
“This is how you do it; you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” – Neil Gaiman
There we have them, My Top Ten Motivational Quotes for writers. Were you inspired? Do you have a favorite encouraging quote for writers that I did not include in this list? If so, please share it in the comments section below. I love to hear from you.
Check out these bookmarks which include five of these great quotes for writers. You can download and print them right now.
I wish you grand success with your writing goals! I will be sharing more of the worksheets and discussion notes from our group meetings so stay tuned!
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