Great Advice To Writers, From Writers

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It’s difficult to write and even more difficult to teach or tell someone else how to write. The writing process is something only other writers understand. So while we can’t tell you what or how to write and we can’t write it for you, we can give you a little inspiration from the people who have been where you are. For those days when the inspiration just isn’t coming, here are a few quotes that will inspire you to keep at it — from a few people who have been there.

“Until you understand why you write, you’ll have a hard time figuring out who you are as a writer.”

JAMES GRIPPANDO

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

STEPHEN KING

“Believe in your idea. Full stop.”

TED BOTHA

“The first 8 drafts are terrible.”

MALCOLM GLADWELL

“You have to simply love writing, and you have to remind yourself often that you love it.”

SUSAN ORLEAN

“Be true to yourself and to the culture you were born into. Tell your story as only you can tell it.”

WILLIAM ZINSSER

“Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.”

LILLIAN HELLMAN

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
STEPHEN KING

“You have to protect your writing time. You have to protect it to the death.”

WILLIAM GOLDMAN

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