Writing can often feel like a solitary endeavor: you sit down at your computer or notepad, take a sip of your coffee, and do your best to shut out the rest of the world as you put words to paper.
But you’re not alone! Some of the most successful authors in history know the struggle you’re going through and have persevered. Check out these quotes to make you smile, think, and get inspired as you get ready to write this weekend.
“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” – Jane Yolen
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” – William Faulkner
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King
“Don’t be a writer; be writing.” – William Faulkner
“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.” – A. A. Milne
“If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.” – Edgar Rice Burroughs
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” – C. J. Cherryh
Have some of your own favorite quotes on writing? Share them in the comments!