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Top five best writing advice from famous author who inspires you to finish that book.

October 26, 2018
Writing quotes from famous authors

Writing quotes from famous authors who inspire you to finish your book or NaNoWriMo.


With Nanowrimo around among us, we would need a few words of inspiration to help us go through the processes of writing 50K words in 30 days. After too many words down on the page and the coffee cups keep filling or with tea for tea lovers, we tend to get disheartened and ask ourselves, is it all worth it? Where the story is going? Don’t think about it now. Just keep on going and get the finish line of hitting the 50K mark.


If you don’t, don’t worry you still achieved something. Pat yourself in the back for a job well done.  Here a few writing quotes from famous authors who shared their thoughts about writing which gives us mere mortals a bit of hope to keep on going and finish that masterpiece. 



“There is nothing to writing all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”- Earnest Hemmingway.



“Don’t tell me the moon is shining: show me the glint of the light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekov



“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night you can see as far as the headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’- E.L Doctorow


“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” – Stephen King on writing. 


“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

The above quote is my personal favorite from writing quotes from famous authors.

“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. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” 
― William Faulkner


“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


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Happy writing and reading xxx










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