25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block

25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block

25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block

Writing Quotes when You Need to Write but Can’t

We've all been there. Those days when you sit down to write but end up just staring at a blank screen. Writers block can happen to even the best writers. 

You're in luck though. Here's a collection of writing quotes to help get you writing!

Quotes to motivate your writing

1. Write even when the world is chaotic. You don’t need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement.- Cory Doctorow

2. You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. -Jodi Picoult

3. If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.- Margaret Atwood

4. Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little- Holly Gerth

5. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.- Stephen King

6. Don’t be paralyzed by the idea that you’re writing a book; just write.- Isabelle Allende

7. You fail only if you stop writing.- Ray Bradbury

8. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.- Terry Pratchett

9. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.- Ernest Hemingway

10. Every first draft is perfect because all a first draft has to do is exist. – Jane Smiley

11. When all else fails, write what your heart tells you. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.- Mark Twain

12. Don’t just plan to write- write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style. – PD James

13. If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter. -Dan Poynter

14. I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. -Shannon Hale

15. 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

16. Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good. -William Faulkner

17. The only people who think writing is easy are people who don’t write. Writing is a difficult, courageous act. Bravery is required, as well as a great deal of slogging along. A lot of our work is work. – Gillian Roberts

18. Do what I did: Pretend you want to do something else and write on the sly until you’re free to do whatever you want!– JK Rowling

19. You have to write the book that you want to write. You have to be prepared to do your own thing and not bow to the critics, not listen to the policeman in your head saying you shouldn’t do this or that. -Bernardine Evaristo

20. The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. -Ernest Hemingway

21. Don’t look back until you’ve written an entire draft, just begin each day from the last sentence you wrote the preceding day. This prevents those cringing feelings, and means that you have a substantial body of work before you get down to the real work. – Will Self

22. Keep writing. Even if you think it’s terrible, keep writing; you will only get better with practice. And learn to finish the things you begin because the ending is the hardest part. -Lucy Saxon

23. I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. -Joss Whedon

24. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. - Madeleine L'Engle

25. Write loads, read voraciously go out and live. Things will emerge in the spaces in between and you might be surprised by what does. - Irenosen Okojie

25 Writing Quotes to Help You Beat Writers Block

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