On the “joy” of writing:
- “We write to taste life twice: In the moment and in retrospection.” Anaïs Nin.
- “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway.
- “If you wait for inspiration to write you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” Dan Poynter.
- “Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” Madeleine L’Engle.
- “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London.
- “I spent all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.” Oscar Wilde.
- “The secret to editing your work is simple: You need to become its reader instead of its writer.” Zadie Smith.
On beginnings and endings:
- “The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” Stephen King.
- “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Agatha Christie.
- “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
As I mentioned before, on Mondays, I post a picture that I hope may inspire your writing. We’d love it if you join us for our Monday writing inspiration, no matter what genre you write, so we can connect together in the writing community. Tag us @melbourneromancewritersguild #writinginspirationMRWG. Tell us in pictures what gets your stories started and what keeps them going? Where does your inspiration comes from?
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What is your favourite writing quote?