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Pep Talk: Inspiring Quotes for Writers

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Quotes that inspire us as writers are very personal, I find. So here are a few of my own inspirational writing quotes. May you find at least one or two that are helpful to you. Enjoy!

“Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well

January 17, 2014 | Susan Williams

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Pep Talk: Why You Should Try to Write Really, Really Badly

Last week, in our Love Your Work workshop, we tried to write badly. The task was inspired by Brenda Ueland, the legendary author of If You Want to Write. Ueland was a writer and writing instructor in the 1930's, and, in her beautiful book, this is what she tells us:
I found that many gifted people are so afraid of writing a poor story that they cannot summon the nerve to write a single sentence for months
December 13, 2013 | Susan Williams

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Pep Talk: The Spider's Web Thinker

Leonard Vertighel via Wikimedia Commons Leonard Vertighel via Wikimedia Commons

October 11, 2013 | Susan Williams

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Pep Talk: Pen Names - A Confession

What are the real benefits of writing under a pen name? (Photo credits at the end of this post.) What are the real benefits of writing under a pen name? (Photo credit at the end of this post.)

September 13, 2013 | Susan Williams

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