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30 Quotes Authors need to know to stay motivated Writing

Stay motivated

It's hard to keep up the motivation. Whether you're stuck in the last chapter of your novel or just sitting down to write the first, a little motivation can do a lot.

If you need extra help to stay motivated, this is just the item for you. Here are some of your co-authors' best quotes to inspire you to dispel self-doubts and keep writing.

1) Anne Lamott

"Almost every good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You have to start somewhere. "

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2) Mary Lee Settle

"I start with a question. Then try to answer it. "

3) Jane Yolen

"Train the typist every day, even if it's just a letter, notes, a list of titles, a drawing sketch, or a diary entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without this exercise, the muscles tense up. "

4) F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Good writing means swimming underwater and holding your breath."

5) Ray Bradbury

"Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way."

6) William H. Gass

"The true alchemists do not turn lead into gold. They change the world into words. "

7) W.H. Auden

"Some writers confuse authenticity that they should always aim for with originality that they should never seek."

8) Lisa Lake

"Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river."

9) Terry Pratchett

"The first draft is just that you tell the story itself."

10) Stephen King

"The description begins in the writer's imagination, but should end in the reader's imagination."

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11) Thomas Jefferson

"The most valuable of all talents is never to use two words when you do it."

12) Robert Louis Stevenson

"I always had two books in my pocket, one for reading, one for writing."

13) Jodi Picoult

"You can always edit a broken page. You can not edit a blank page. "

14) Louis L'Armor

"Go ahead, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is switched on. "

15) Charles Baudelaire

"Always be a poet, even in prose."

16) Robert Frost

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise to the author, no surprise to the reader. "

17) Frank Herbert

"There is no real end. It's just the place where you stop the story. "

18) Ray Bradbury

"Find out what your hero wants, and then follow him."

19) Anton Chekhov

"Do not tell me the moon is shining, show me a light on broken glass."

20) Sylvia Plath

"Everything in life is describable, if you have the courage and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt. "

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21) Jim Thompson

"There is only one action – things are not always what they seem."

22) Stephen King

"If your story is ready for rewriting, cut it to the bone. Get rid of excess ounce of each ounce. This will hurt. Reworking a story to the bare essentials is always a bit like murdering children, but it has to be done. "

23) Dan Poynter

"If you wait for inspiration to write, you're not a writer, but a waiter."

24) Orson Scott

"Everybody passes a thousand ideas for stories every day. The good writers are those who see five or six of them. Most people do not see any. "

25) Maya Angelou

"There is no greater agony than having an untold story in you."

26) Wally Lamb

"If the book is true, it will find an audience to read it."

27) Richard Bach

"A professional writer is an amateur who has not quit."

28) Margaret Atwood

"If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word."

29) R.L. Stine

"People say," What advice do you have for people who want to be writers? "I say they do not need advice, they know they want to become writers and they will, and those who know they really want it and are open to it know it."

30) Chinua Achebe

"I believe that to a good writer, nothing else really needs to be said than to stick to it."

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So, whatever you write and what stage of the process you are in, take a minute to appreciate the wisdom of the writers who made it. You have managed to stay motivated and get where you want. There are also countless other motivational quotes like these, so you'll never run out of inspiration.

Good luck!

BIO: Michael Dehoyos is a health journalist Phd Kingdom and Academic British, He helps people to choose their lifestyle and shares their knowledge through contributions to numerous websites and publications, the academic service, Origin fonts, among them.

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