TOP 10 WRITING QUOTES

Oh, hi Monday! It's us again and this time we're sharing our favourite quotes from those wise authors who inspire us. As you're all aware, November is the month for us author-wannabes as it's NaNoWriMo. These quotes have certainly helped us with our writing and encouraged and influenced us during those times of writer's block or even when we started, staring at that blank document.

Don't forget to share with us your favourites so we can motivate each other with these words of wisdom, to keep us going through this month of dedication and hard work. 

Our personal NaNoWriMo quote is currently something along the lines of: 

"Ouch." - Natalie and Lexie







“The first draft of anything is shit.” - Ernest Hemingway


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou

 “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” - Robert Frost

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” - Ray Bradbury

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” - Douglas Adams

“Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.” - William Faulkner

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”  - Stephen King

“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”  - Jack London

“One always has a better book in one's mind than one can manage to get onto paper.” - Michael Cunningham


“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” - Neil Gaiman




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

"Always be a poet, even in prose." - Charles Baudelaire

"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison

"You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." - Ray Bradbury

"I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things that I'm afraid of." - Joss Whedon

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." - E.L. Doctorow

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway

"We write to taste life twice: in the moment and in retrospect." - Anais Nin

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

"Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life." - Stephen King


What are your top 10 writing quotes? Let us know via the comments or on Twitter! And if you also have any suggestions on any future Top 10 posts, don't hesitate to share your ideas!

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17 November 2014 at 18:41

I love all these! And very motivational to keep writing

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19 November 2014 at 01:58

Agreed, Raquel! Writing quotes can sometimes really give you a push in the right direction.

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