10 Writing Quotes to Inspire You

Whether you’re a writer of fiction, poetry, romance or business content one thing is universal. Writing is hard. I mean really really hard. First there’s finding the motivation to actually get in “the zone” then comes the self doubt, perfectionism, boredom, anxiety and of course the excessive editing.

Writing is hard!

So I gathered my favourite 10 writing quotes to inspire you to get started, keep writing and keep the fire alive. Take solace in the knowledge that the best authors in the world also struggled to get it together.

10 Writing Quotes to Inspire You

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

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.”
― Margaret Atwood

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”
― Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

“You have to resign yourself to the fact that you waste a lot of trees before you write anything you really like, and that’s just the way it is.” – J.K. Rowling

“I have met so many people who say they’ve got a book in them, but they’ve never written a word. To be a writer – this may seem trite, I realize – you have to actually write.” – Khaled Hosseini

“The useless days days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels…. These things are your becoming.” – Cheryl Strayed

Which writing quotes inspire you to keep going? Tweet me @Charli_Says and let me know!