How to Write

How to Write: 5 Invaluable Quotes from Real Wordsmiths

The written word is an incredibly valuable component when it comes to expressing thoughts and feelings, sharing experiences, creating vivid scenes, describing situations, selling things…the list goes on.

Putting words together isn’t something that always comes easy, even to the most gifted writers among us, and often when we try to express ourselves through text, the words don’t necessarily come out as eloquently as we would like.

How to Write

So, if you are currently struggling to tackle a tough literary project, perhaps these little pearls of wisdom (or at the very least, bold statements) will offer you the inspiration you need to put pen to paper (so to speak) and achieve the results you are craving…

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.

Herman Melville

To gain your own voice, you have to forget about it being heard.

Allen Ginsberg

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood

Peter Handke

Style is to forget all styles

Jules Renard

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it

Elmore Leonard

Okay, these quotes may not completely change your life or exactly tell you how to write, but hopefully, they’ve given you the gusto to review your current work, get stuck in and attack it with a brand new attitude – good luck!

If you have any tips or advice to offer those struggling with how to write, please leave your comments here.

Images: Juliette  and Tempus Volat via Flickr


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