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I love quotes, especially when they are uplifting and encouraging about the struggles in our life. Writing is as much a joy as it is a struggle. Many people dream to write, few actually do. This first one is my favorite.

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!” – Ray Bradbury

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” – Willa Cather

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” – William      Faulkner

“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.” – Gustave Flaubert

“You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.” – Larry Niven

Until Next Time…

 

 

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“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 out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

I love this quote, and I believe it applies to anything creative whether it’s writing, painting, drawing or singing etc. Offer it from the heart, not the head. That’s easier said than done, but once you’ve tapped into that emotion, its pure energy.

Until Next Time…

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