Writing Quote Friday

Today’s writing quote comes from Tara Moss…

“Write. Start writing today. Start writing right now. Don’t write it right, just write it –and then make it right later. Give yourself the mental freedom to enjoy the process, because the process of writing is a long one. Be wary of “writing rules” and advice. Do it your way.”

Writing Quote Friday

Today’s quote comes from Stephen King…

Stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you need to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.

(Quote taken from King’s wonderful book, On Writing)


Writing Quote Friday

A while back I mentioned I was getting low on writing quotes and Wendy Lawrence sent over a wonderful one. Be sure to check out her blog, the family that reads together: a kid lit blog for parents.

Today’s writing quote is from Tennesee Williams…

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.


Thanks Wendy!

Writing Quotes Friday

A while back I mentioned I was getting low on writing quotes.

And Laura Best, author of far too many things to list here (click here for the complete list which includes a YA novel, several anthologies, short stories, and non-fiction works) sent over three really great ones.

Thanks Laura! Please everyone, show your support of Laura by checking out her fantastic blog, My Little Corner of the Web.

The first quote comes from Terry Brooks…

The muse whispers to you when she chooses, and you can’t tell her to come back later, because you quickly learn in this business that she might not come back at all.

Next is a quote by Logan Pearsall Smith… 

What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers. 

And finally, enjoy this last quote by Mary Janice Davidson…

All writers are crazy. So never mind what the editors and your family and your critique group tells you. Submit your manuscripts and keep submitting until you get an offer. Then you can be crazy, with a paycheck.