5 quotes you need to know about writing

Whether you enjoy scribbling down thoughts on the back of a notepad, you’re a toilet word search kind of person, you’re an aspiring novelist, a budding poet, a journalist, a publisher or a digital content writer, in some way shape or form, words will be important to you.

So, if you’re reading this and you write in any capacity, these five quotes will (with any hope) offer you the inspiration you need to put the proverbial pen to paper…

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E. L. Doctorow

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”


Mark Twain

“Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession and therefore are most economical in its use.”


C. J. Cherryh

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.”


Harlan Ellison

“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in the back of the typewriter, and you work, and that’s all there is to it.”

Charles Bukowski (Hank Chinaski)

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”


I hope these famous writing quotes have offered some form of inspiration or at the very least, entertained you for a short while. If you’re sat down, distracted and in search little get-up and go, check out these three ways of staying motivated while working at home.


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