Writing Quotes

Hey Reader,

So I’ve found a few great sources of inspiration that help to keep me writing, and thought Iimages would share one with you. I really love reading quotes about writing from successful writers.

I mean, they know what they are talking about, and all of their words are so relatable. And if they aren’t relatable the first time I read them, I might understand them after I get through my next draft, or my next book.

So I thought I would put together some of these writing quotes for you. To keep it short, today’s challenge for you is to find at least one quote in this post that will help you get through your writing.

images (1)Whether it helps you through the next day or week or year, find one grouping of words that you understand on a personal level.

What I like to do with a few of these is write them down and use them as book marks. Or put them on sticky notes on my computer monitor. Or stick them on a bulletin board. Maybe even just keep a collection of them to look over later. Store up that inspiration for when I am in desperate need of it. Find some way to use the quote that you chose, something that rubs in that inspiration just a little better.

So, without further ado, here are some writing quotes!


“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” -Anne Tyler


“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin


“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” -Mark Twain


“Writing is the painting of the voice!” -Voltaire


“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” -Joseph Heller


“What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald


“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” -Stephen King


“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” -Richard Bach


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


“An incinerator is a writer’s best friend.” -Thornton Wilder


“Writing is thinking on paper.” -William Knowlton Zinsser



“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” -E. L. Doctorow


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


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


“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” -Frank Herbert


“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” -Kurt Vonnegut


“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” -Neil Gaiman


“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald


“Write what should not be forgotten.” -Isabel Allende


“You can fix anything but a blank page.” -Nora Roberts


“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” -Ernest Hemingway


“Write about the emotions you fear the most.” -Laurie Halse Anderson


If you want more quotes like these, just google “writing quotes”, and you’ll find thousands.

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Thank you for reading, and don’t stop writing!

Kelli Crockett.


2 Comments on “Writing Quotes

  1. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach.

    This one probably speaks to me the most.


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