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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

Top 10 Quotes by Writers on Writing
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