• quotes motivation inspiration writing this author writer best advice writer inspiration THIS A MILLION TIMES writer motivation maxkirin •
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.

report
1423 notes / 5 years 7 months ago
I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can...
The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes se...
In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book.
Rules such as ‘Write what you know,’ and ‘Show, don’t tell,’ while doubtlessly grounded in good sense, can be ...
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself… It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necess...
You’ve got to write badly. If you write badly at least you’ve got something to rewrite. If you’re scared to write badly, then you’ve got not...
You have to surrender to your mediocrity, and just write. Because it’s hard, really hard, to write even a crappy book. But it’s better to wr...
You like to write. It’s the single most important quality for someone who wants to be a writer. But not in itself enough.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure ...
You’re a writer, the ‘normal’ ship sailed without you long ago.
I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.