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Top 10 Favorite Quotes: Writers Edition

Hey guys, it’s Kylie and I’m back to give you my top 10 favorite writing quotes that can hopefully spark some inspiration for you. They will be in no particular order, just my 10 faves.


“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” -William Faulkner


“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” -Mark Twain


“You do an awful lot of bad writing in order to do any good writing. Incredibly bad. I think it would be very interesting to make a collection of some of the worst writing by good writers.” -William S. Burroughs


“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” -Thomas Jefferson


“The real story is not the plot, but how the characters unfold by it. ” -Vanna Bonta


"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." -Toni Morrison


“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” -Natalie Goldberg


“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” -Louis L’Amour


“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” -Margaret Atwood


“No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.” -Russell Lynes


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