Priceless Writing TipsA Collection of Inspirational Quotes for Freelance Writers

freelance writersDo you agree that words can kill or heal? In every beginning there is always a word. And it is up to us to choose the right one.
Here I’ve collected 30 absolutely positive, energizing and inspiring quotes from famous people for freelance writers. Welcome to the goldmine of writers’ wisdom:

    Quotes to Help You Start Writing

  1. Ray Bradbury: “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”
  2. Sylvia Plath: “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
  3. John Steinbeck: “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
  4. Jack London: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
  5. Haruki Murakami: “There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair.”
  6. Stephen King: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
  7. Philip Pullman: “A professional writer is someone who writes just as well when they’re not inspired as when they are.”
  8. Richard Bach: “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
  9. Benjamin Disraeli: “The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.”
  10. Josip Novakovich: “You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write. It’s easier to be inspired while writing than while not writing…”
  11. Practical Hints from Experts

  12. Stephen King: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.”
  13. Kurt Vonnegut: “Here is a lesson in creative writing: Do not use semicolons. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”
  14. Scott Fizgerald: “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
  15. Isaac Babel: “No iron can stab the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.”
  16. Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
  17. Agatha Christie: “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”
  18. Jane Yolen: “Exercise the writing muscle every day… Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”
  19. Lisa See: “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
  20. Ernest Hemingway: “It is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply.”
  21. Arthur Bloch: “A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.”
  22. Quotes to Make You Smile

  23. Steve Wright: “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.”
  24. Somerset Maugham: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
  25. Herman Wouk: “The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.”
  26. Jarod Kintz: “Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called.”
  27. Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
  28. Eugene Ionesco: “A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.”
  29. Jules Renard: “Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.”
  30. Peter De Vries: “I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”
  31. Blaise Pascal: “I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”
  32. Bob Hope: “The only time to believe any kind of rating is when it shows you at the top.”

Have you received your daily dose of inspiration, dearest freelance writers? I guess your words will flow like a river today. Look, isn’t it your future masterpiece waiting for you on a blank monitor?


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