Top 10 Quotes by Writers on Writing


Sometimes, all you need is a gentle nudge in the right direction to get your writing muscles going.  A little inspiration can go a long way in overcoming the blank page. So here are my top 10 favourite quotes by writers on writing that make me pick up my pen or laptop again.

1 “Write drunk;edit sober.”  Ernest Hemingway

2. “f I waited for perfection, I would never write.”  Margaret Atwood

3. “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”  Ray Bradbury

4. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” Jodi Picoult

5. “Its okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.”  C. J Cherryh

6. “Writing is a calling, not a choice.” Isabel Allende

7. “The write word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” Mark Twain

8. “Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.” Kurt Vonnegut

9. “A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” Stephen King

10. “We write by the light of every story we have ever read.” Richard Peck

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