10 Awesome Quotes About Writing

Need some writing inspiration? Whether you’re writing original fiction or fanfiction, advice from famous authors is always much appreciated. Here are 10 awesome quotes about writing that will give you plenty of motivation for your next project.



1. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” — Stephen King

2. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

3. “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” — Orson Scott

4. “Ideas are cheap. It’s the execution that is all important.” — George R.R. Martin

5. “If you wait for inspiration to write you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” — Dan Poynter


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6. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” —Robert Frost

7. “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L’Amour

8. “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood

9. “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” — Ernest Hemingway

10. “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” — William Faulkner

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