A couple of months ago we started developing a Pinterest board called “Master of Writing” – Writing Motivation. We wanted to collect pins that may serve as inspiration for writers. Our goal was simple – to help writers get traction and finish what they are working on.
Today we have a board with a healthy amount of pins and a 2 minute visit should give you enough inspiration and ideas to work the whole day.
We’ve extracted some of the quotes we found most useful. Enjoy and please do not forget back to your daily writing schedule after you read this blog post.
Write until it becomes as natural as breathing. Write until not writing makes you anxious.
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write” — Margaret Artwood
You have to write when you’re not inspired
‘You have to write when you’re not inspired. And you have to write the scenes that don’t inspire you. And the weird thing is that six months later, a year later, you’ll look back at them and you can’t remember which scenes you just wrote because they had to be written next.
The process of writing can be magical. Mostly it’s a process of putting one word after another.’
Write What Scares You
Everyone tells you to write what you know. It’s the tried-and-true advice every writer hears at some point in her career. But to take my writing to a deeper level, I’ve found that a better practice is to simply write what frightens you, haunts you, even. … I now keep a sign on the bulletin board in my office that reads: “Write What Scares You”. I’ve learned that tapping into the hard stuff – whether it’s the fear of loss or a boogeyman lurking in childhood memories – is what ultimately gives a story the power to leap off the page and grab you by the collar.
— Sarah Jio
“Remember, people may keep you (or me) from being a published author but no one can stop you from being a writer. All you have to do is write. And keep writing. While you’re working at a career, while you are raising children, while you’re trout fishing – keep writting!
No one can stop you, but you”
— Katherine Nerille
Why you write?
‘You write, because you need to write, or because you hope someone will listen or because writting will mend something broken inside you or bring something back to life.’
— Joanne Harris
‘Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e. do not cave in to endless requests to have ‘essential’ and ‘long overdue’ meetings on those days.’
— J.K. Rowling
Writing is not like dancing or modeling
Writing is not like dancing or modelling; it’s not something where – if you missed it by age 19 – are’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writting will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discover it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world – at any age. At least try.
— Elizabeth Gilbert
What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
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