In improving your English writing skills, there will be times that you may feel too hard to go on. Aside from the fact that you need to follow various grammar rules, you may experience having no idea to write at all. Or, worse, you have those ideas in mind, but can’t seem to put them into words and turn into good content. In times like that, what you need is a dose of both motivation and inspiration. So, here are some writing quotes from the experts that will make you love writing even more.
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
“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.”
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
“Tears are words that need to be written.”
“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
— Ernest Hemingway
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
— Madeleine L’Engle
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
— Maya Angelou
“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
— Lisa See
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
— Octavia E. Butler
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
— Virginia Woolf
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.
— Orson Scott
Are you already coming up with a new zest of enthusiasm to write? Always remember that success doesn’t happen overnight. The same goes in writing and becoming an expert on it. A lot of practice, patience, and motivation are required. Never forget as well that to come up with something that will make an impact on your readers, you need to infuse your own writing style. Inspire your readers by being inspired by others. The rest will follow.