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10 Quotes to Inspire Writers

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Suffering from a case of writer's block or just need a little bit of inspiration for the day? Keep these quotes handy!

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10 Quotes to Inspire Writers

  1. 1. 10 Quotes to Inspire Writers
  2. 2. It is perfectly okay to write garbage -as long as you edit brilliantly. - C. J. Cherryh
  3. 3. Dig until you hit rock. Then take out that jackhammer and go a little deeper. - Allison Brennan
  4. 4. You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it. - Neil Gaiman
  5. 5. Writing… is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. – E.L. Doctorow
  6. 6. When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “One word at a time.” - Stephen King
  7. 7. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. - Agatha Christie
  8. 8. You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job. -Nora Roberts
  9. 9. Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. - Jane Yolen
  10. 10. Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. -E. L. Doctorow
  11. 11. Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. -Barbara Kingsolver

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