12 Best Writing Quotes

I Love Deadlines

The best writing quotes are the ones that become tiny voices in our heads, egging us on to keep writing. They inspire, they teach, and sometimes, they make us laugh. Often, they leave us nodding our heads, saying, “True, oh so true.”

Here are the 12 Best Writing Quotes:

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

 2) “When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” Margaret Laurence

 3) “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” Elmore Leonard

 4) “So when you’re writing your novel, don’t just be skillful. Be death-defying.” Harrison Demchick

 5) “The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.” Joyce Carol Oates

 6) “When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” Stephen King

 7) “I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.” Ray Bradbury

 8) “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” Elmore Leonard

 9) “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” Mark Twain

10) “Never judge a book by its movie.” J.W. Eagan

11) “If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea.” David Belasco

12) “Just write the damn thing.” Lois Peterson

Which is your favorite? Did I leave one out? Let me know in the comments section.


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