National Writing Day: Let’s Start Writing!

Today is National Writing Day! Here are some great quotes that will push you to pick up that pen and start writing:

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“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow

“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

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

― Stephen King

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
― William Wordsworth

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“There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“You can make anything by writing.”
― C.S. Lewis

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
― Margaret Atwood

“Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.”
― Toni Morrison

“In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.”
― Rose Tremain

“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.”
― Mary Higgins Clark

“I write almost always in the third person, and I don’t think the narrator is male or female anyway. They’re both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human – they’re sprites.”
― Philip Pullman

“Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.”
― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

“Write about the emotions you fear the most.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson

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