12 Motivating Quotes for Budding Writers 

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In order to be a writer, you must write. 
This can be achieved through the maintenance of epic creativity and inspiration levels which in turn are fuelled by motivation. 

This is particularly important to the budding writer who needs adequate motivation to keep writing.

Below I share 12 of these which I’ve found to provide the needed inspiration, motivation and support I need when writing.

1. “The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

3. “The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.”– Ken MacLeod

4. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach

5. “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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

7. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

8. “If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worthy reading, Or do things worth the writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

9. “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” – Joss Whedon

10. “Dead last” is greater than “did not finish” which trumps “did not start.” – Anonymous

11. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” – E. L. Doctorow

12. “Writing is its own reward.” – Henry Miller

Ending Notes

These quotes keep many writers going and I’m sure they’d work for you too. Learn them, live them and your writing life would never remain the same.

Question: what other writers’ quotes do you know? Share with us in the comments section below. 

About Amos Gideon Buba

Amos Gideon Buba is a writer, public speaker and entrepreneur who believes everyone can make a difference by getting their voices heard beyond the noise of the world.
Friendly and unpretentious, to him words are the best tools for instigating and actualising societal change.
Aside his books and pen, Gideon loves traveling and meeting new people.

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