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Writing Tips: Staying Motivated to Keep On, Keeping On…

In Writing Tips on April 8, 2008 at 6:00 am

Some days the words just flow and you fill up those pages with plenty of great ideas. Other days may leave you with a blank page and a blinking cursor waiting in anticipation for that next clever word.

If you need some motivation to keep on, keeping on, turn to the writing masters of days gone by for a few pointers.

Here are some quotes from a few notable writers; scribble them down or commit them to memory and give your creative spirit a nudge:

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” Robert Benchley

“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.”Joseph Pulitzer

“The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.”David Hare

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.”Truman Capote

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” Samuel Johnson

“When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. I think it’s a wonderful way to spend one’s life.” -Erica Jong

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”Ben Franklin

“Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.”Elie Wiesel

“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.” Peter de Vries, writer and satirist for the New Yorker

Have a quote of your own to share? Post it below!