Sometimes it’s a struggle to get started on a project, but the best thing to do with a blank page is to put something on it.  I have come across a lot of inspiring words from successful authors, and always saved them.  Now I’ll share them with you.

Author Anne Rice says:  “On writing, my advice is the same to all. Write and write and write. If you stop, start again.  Writing is what makes a writer, nothing more and nothing less.”

Will Self advises: “Always carry a notebook, and I mean ALWAYS.  Short-term memory only retains information for 3 minutes. Unless it is committed to paper, you can lose an idea for ever.”

An amusing one from Geoff Dyer:  “Do it every day. Make a habit of putting  your observations into words and gradually this will become instinctive.  This is the most important rule of all and, naturally, I don’t follow it.”

Stephen King wrote: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time – or the tools – to write.  Simple as that!”  He also wrote: “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching lives of those who will read your work… Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.”

Famous Jodi Picoult:  “You can always edit a bad page.  You can’t edit a blank page.”

Wonderful words from Anton Chekhov:  “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

And my favorite comes from Isaac Asimov:  “If a doctor told me I had only six months to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster!”

I hope these quotes got you moving.  My 14th book “Searching for Sarah” is available on Amazon, or contact me direct at dwaysman@gmail.com  I also have copies available of most of my earlier titles, including “The Pomegranate Pendant”, now a movie titled  “The Golden Pomegranate.”

If I can help you with any writing problem, write to me direct.  Happy writing!


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