A collection of quotes for writing inspiration and writing productivity. Writing is a process, and it’s not always a straight line. It takes time to create something from scratch. So keep your head up and keep writing. You can do it!!!
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“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.” – Agatha Christie
“You can’t edit a blank page.” – Nora Roberts
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.” – Octavia E. Butler
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” – Robert Cormier
“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good.” – William Faulkner
“Only a mediocre person is always at their best.” – W. Maugham
“Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.” – Maya Angelou
“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: Attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.” – H.G. Wells
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