Top Ten Favorite Writing Quotes

“We write to taste life twice.” ~Anais Nin

“You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.” ~Doris Lessing

“Don’t be ‘a writer.’ Be writing.” ~William Faulkner

“Write what should not be forgotten.” ~Isabel Allende

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” ~Ernest Hemingway

“Easy reading is damned hard writing.” ~Nathanael Hawthorne

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” ~John Steinbeck

“Accept now, before you even start, that some people will hate it.  Then again, some people will love it.  Write for the lovers.” ~Rachel Thompson

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality.  It’s a way of understanding it.” ~Lloyd Alexander

“All you have to do is write one true sentence.  Write the truest sentence that you know.” ~Ernest Hemingway

For more writing quotes and inspiration, check out my Pinterest board, ‘On Writing.’



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