Writer(ly) Quotes

There’s nothing like an inspirational writer quote to lift you out of a rut, right? Here are the ones that never fail to get me in the mood for writing — guaranteed to get you typing (or at least to half heartedly open Word and stare at a blank page…but hey, baby steps). Look closely and you might even pick up some legitimate nuggets of wisdom you wouldn’t have found otherwise.

A non writing writer is a monster courting insanity.
– Franz Kafka

The road to Hell is paved with adverbs.
– Stephen King

Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing.
– Kurt Vonnegut

The first draft of anything is shit.
– Ernest Hemmingway

There is no real ending, it’s just the place where you stop the story.
– Frank Herbert

Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.
– Ray Bradbury

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
– T.S Elliot

Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.
– George R.R. Martin

Now get to it. And seriously, stop sending me submissions littered with adverbs. The Stephen King quote’s there for a reason 😉

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