Friday, April 21, 2017

My Favorite Writing Quotes

Every writer has that one favorite quote they come back to in times of need. Whether they are having an off day, they have no motivation, or want an encouraging word from someone who has been there. There are so many who have come before and many that have provided encouraging words and phrases (even if they didn't realize it at the time) to help those who come after (or alongside them).

Here are some of my favorites: 

Authors are of a unique breed. Find new ways to create familiarity in the things that are new as well as create a sense of newness for things that are familiar as you write. 

Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing. ~ Joshua Kai
Healing can come from the smallest shift. You never know when it will hit you, but don't worry, it will!

Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. ~
I love anything that talks about your journey. Travel the path and become what you were meant to be!

Strength doesn't come from what you can to. It comes form overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't ~
Do the things that you think you can't and see what you can really do! You will realize there really is nothing you can't do. 

I think writers are too worried that it has all been said before, but not by YOU! ~ Asha Dornfest
Write the story from you and people will love it because it was you who wrote it. 

Use whatever you can to make a good story great. Even things from personal experience. You never know, books may hide an authors deepest secrets in the form of a journey, experience, or thought. Don't judge! Author's are providing a unique story for your entertainment. 

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart ~ William Wordsworth
Heart is where most of your thoughts and ideas come from, right. You write from your heart, use it well. 

Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every hand we touch could become story fabric. ~ Buffy Andrews
Writers use everything and anything at their disposal. We are a unique type. 

A good story makes you want to live in the story. A great book gives you no choice. ~ Author Unknown
Don't give your readers a choice to live the story. Create a story that will pull them in. 

A writer is working when looking out the window ~ Author Unknown
There is nothing a writer can not use, so use everything!

This last one is my all time favorite: 

What better way to encourage children than with bravery and heroic courage...

What is your favorite Writing Quote or Phrase? Comment to encourage others!


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