5 Inspiring Writing Quotes

 1: Tell Your Untold Stories

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou

Note: Everyone has a story inside them they can and must tell, even if they don’t know it yet. No one story is the same, which means you and only you can tell the one sitting inside your head and heart, waiting to be written.

Sit someplace quiet and listen. What story is inside you right now, begging to be told?

2: Resilience is key

“Be strategic and resilient in the pursuit of your dreams. That sounds like a cheesy quote, right? But nah, I’m serious. Resilience is one hell of a quality to master and not many have the skin for it.” – Tiffany D. Jackson.

Note: With writing comes rejection. No author can truly escape it. No author places in every contest, wins the heart of every agent, or tops every book list there is.

Is all the rejection still worth the end result? Absolutely. Challenges strengthen you. If you can take everything life has to throw at you, you can get right back up and prove you have a story worth telling.

3: Write the story the world is missing

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison

Note: It seems strange that even with the countless novels available to us all over the world, there are still gaping holes in every genre. And it can be incredibly frustrating when what you want to read most doesn’t seem to exist. Chances are, you’re not the only one who feels that way.

Here’s a little secret: You can be the one to fill that hole. If something is missing in your genre of choice, be the solution of that problem.


4: Don’t worry about other people

“People are going to judge you all the time no matter what you do… Don’t worry about other people. Worry about you.” – Jacqueline Woodson.

Note: Everyone’s a critic and it’s impossible to stop other people’s judgments. But guess what? It’s not your problem.

Sort out what comments are just plain negative and which ones are constructive criticism. Only take to heart what’s going to help you learn and grow as a writer. The rest you can forget about. They’ll only bog you down.

5. Hold Fast to Dreams

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is broken – winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langton Huges.

Note: Dreams and desires are what motivate us. Without motivation, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Creativity and productivity can all be fueled by passion.

What sparks that drive in you? Find it and hold onto it. It’s a powerful and priceless thing.


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