Writer Quotes for Inspiring Bloggers

typewriter Thinking of how to write better posts on your blog? Here are some quotes to inspire you ๐Ÿ™‚ I type in one place, but I write all over the house. – Toni Morrison The best time to get some writing done might not be before the blank sheet of paper or while staring at the blinking cursor on the bright computer screen. Stand up, and try doing something else. A friend said she gets her best ideas and thinking done not while she’s writing, but while she’s doing chores. Do as Agatha Christie does, plan your writing while doing dishes. While you’re busy with the task at hand, let your mind go over what’s giving you trouble. Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. – William Faulkner Some writers caution against reading all sorts of books and articles, because what you read affects how you write. You might not know it, but you could be imitating in your favorite’s writers’s style right now. The important thing to remember while reading is to try separating the good from the bad, and take the good as your examples. Spare a few hours with that bestseller you’ve been dying to read for months for some relaxation, but know that once it’s time to get writing, don’t try to write like it if you think it’s not you. 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 This quote sums the reason why revisions are part of every writer’s life. Your first attempt isn’t going to be Shakespeare, so go through it a few more times, correct any errors in spelling and grammar, and then read it over again. You’d see which sentences aren’t doing their job, and what ideas need to be clarified.

Originally posted on November 23, 2010 @ 2:06 am