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Words of Inspiration for Writers

It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.- ISAAC ASIMOV

 

Unless a writer is extremely old when he dies, in which case he has probably become a neglected institution, his death must always be seen as untimely. This is because a real writer is always shifting and changing and searching. The world has many labels for him, of which the most treacherous is the label of Success.- JAMES BALDWIN

 

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

 

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.- FREDERICH NIETZSCHE

 

Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing.- F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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  1. Love these! Especially – The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.- FREDERICH NIETZSCHE.

    Nice work.

    February 8, 2012
    • I love this one, too. I have the hardest time keeping my own mouth shut and not guiding my characters down the path that I want them to take. I have this Nietzsche quote framed on my desk where I write. I serves as a daily reminder.

      February 12, 2012

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