Writing Quotes to Awaken The Muse in You

Writing Quotes

These writing quotes from published authors show how they share your joy and angst in being a writer. Use these gems of wisdom to inspire, inform and most of all, to motivate you to write each day. Through daily practice, your genius is revealed. In other words, just keep on writing.

Best Writing Quotes to Awaken The Muse in You

    1. As a published author myself, I know these words ring true. Read them, make them your own and above all, get started writing your first book.~ Laura Ramirez

    2. “Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.” ~Walter Bagehot~

    3. “We talked about our voices as writers–how they are strong and brave but how as people we are wimps. This is what creates our craziness. The chasm between the great love we feel for the world when we sit and write about it and the disregard we give it in our own human lives.”~Natalie Goldberg~

    4. Amazon’s publishing and printing company makes it easy for new authors to get their book into print. For a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your account and upload your manuscript (so it can converted into a printed book!)

    5. “The story arises in the unconscious.”~Dorothea Brande~

    6. “What is The Subconscious to every other man, in its creative aspect becomes, for writers, The Muse.” ~Ray Bradbury~

    7. “One writes out of one thing only–one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from the experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give.” ~James Baldwin~

    8. “It is a paradox of creativity that the very way to move beyond the conventional stage [of writing] is not to try harder, but to take a seeming step backward: to reawaken and cultivate in ourselves some of the ways we had of perceiving and expressing when we were children.” ~Gabrielle Lusser Rico~

    9. Don’t just read about writing, get started writing a book – this is the resource I used to write my first book which has won multiple awards. It’s downloadable, better yet, it’s free!

    10. “The best antidote to writer’s block is … to write.” ~Henriette Anne Klauser~

    11. “The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

    12. “Wait until you are hungry to say something, until there is an aching in you to speak.” ~Natalie Goldberg~

    13. “It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.” ~Gerald Brenan~

    14. I write to discover what I think. Joan Didion

    15. My rule of writing is that no one can do what you can do, so jealousy or competitiveness are pointless. I am always happy when one of my sisters has a book published that I get to read.Hallie Ephron

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