Tuesday, December 13, 2016

1 10 Favorite Quotes to Inspire You to Write

I'm taking until the new year to recharge my blogging batteries a bit, my lovelies, so no real craft posts for a bit. It's hard to stay inspired at the end of the year, but that writing bug doesn't leave you. When it's hard to keep thinking about my manuscript, I like to look to other writers for inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite quotes on writing. I hope you love them as much as I do!

“Don't get it right, get it written.” ―Ally Carter

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." Anton Chekhov

"The first draft of anything is shit." Ernest Hemingway

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”—Samuel Johnson

"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”—Larry King

“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.” —Stephen King

“Don't say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me.” C. S. Lewis

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." Mark Twain

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." William Wordsworth

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. Those were just the words I needed at just the right time.


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