8 Motivational Quotes that will Bring Out the Writer in you

Updated: May 21

Who doesn’t love a great motivational quote? Especially when it’s aimed at you, THE WRITER’S! I’ve put together 8 quotes that will be sure to have you writing away in no time!



Stephen King

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”

E. L. Doctorow

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.


Orson Scott Card

“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.

Jane Yolen

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.

Toni Morrison

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

Mark Twain

“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.”

Lawrence Block

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing - writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.”

Melissa Hawkes

“Be true to yourself when you write, because your readers can see right through you. They’re with your story from start to finish. Give them the greatest gift anyone can give - imagination.”

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