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Inspiring quotes

Stories Everywhere

You know what happened in your life today, what thoughts you had, what people you saw and so on. Simple things like these are often all you need to begin a story.

Dream

‘Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.’ – Ray Bradbury

A Seed

‘You start by imitating others, there is lack of clarity, there are many reasons to fail. But there is a seed that slowly grows.’ – Ocatavio Paz

Simple

‘One day I will find the right words and they will be simple. ~ Jack Kerouac

Incubation period

I don’t think that writer’s block exists really. I think that when you’re trying to do something prematurely, it just won’t come.  Certain subjects need time.  You’ve got to wait before you write about them. – Joyce Carol Oates.

Flow

“If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.” ~ Louis L’Amour

Divine Discontent

‘Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself. It’s a self exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.’ ~ Harper Lee

Words

‘To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make’ ~ Truman Capote

Time.

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
~ Lemony Snicket