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Top 30 Quotes of Writing.

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Writing is a medium of human communication that involves the representation of a language with written symbols. Writing is a form of self-expression that can be used to express thought, ideas, musings, rants, entertain – you can either write what is worth reading or do what is worth writing about. Writers, write, bloggers blog and creatives create. The hardest part of any creative process like writing is starting: You do not need to be great to start but you have to start to be great.

Here are the top 30 quotes on writing:

  • Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. – Stephen King, On Writing
  • Getting a book out into the world is rarely a straight line. It’s a hero’s journey, full of twists and turns, dead ends, and unexpected doorways.The Book You Were Born to Write, Kelly Notaras.
  • Writing is a form of manipulation, and in order to do it effectively, you need to control what happens in the reader’s head.  One way of doing this is to use specific details as opposed to generalities. – How To Write Non-Fiction: Turn Your Knowledge Into Words, Joanna Penn
  • Basically, if you want to become a good writer, you need to do three things. Read a lot, listen well and deeply, and write a lot. – Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Natalie Goldberg.
  • Writing is about learning to pay attention and to communicate what is going on. – Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott.
  • Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. ‘ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. – E.L.Doctrow

Good writing is also about making good choices when it comes to picking the tools you plan to work with.Stephen King

  • The professional writer must establish a daily schedule and stick to it… writing is a craft, not an art, and… the man who runs away from his craft because he lacks inspiration is fooling himself. He is also going broke… if your job is to write every day, you learn to do it like any other job. – William Zinsser, On Writing Well
  • We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. Anaïs Nin
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.Benjamin Franklin
  • 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
  • There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.~ Ernest Hemingway
  • There’s no better teacher for writing than reading… Get a library card. That’s the best investment.~ Alisa Valdes
  • Sometimes the ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come. It’s a mysterious process, but I hope I never find out exactly how it works. I like a mystery, as you may have noticed.~ J.K. Rowling
  • Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. – Louis L’Amour
  • If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it. – Wally Lamb
  • I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it. – Chinua Achebe

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” – Anne Lamott

  • If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.- George Orwell
  • There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. – Sol Stein, Stein on Writing: A Master Editor Shares His Craft, Techniques, and Strategies
  • Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. – William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White, The Elements of Style

If you read good books, when you write, good books will come out of you. – Natalie Goldberg

  • The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. – Thomas Jefferson
  • If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. – Toni Morrison
  • Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. – Louis L’Amour
  • Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any. – Orson Scott

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. – Richard Bach

  • If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. – Martin Luther

All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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