Inspiration

Writer's BlockNeed a little college essay coaching inspiration? The authors below have written bestseller after bestseller, won two Nobel Prizes, and dazzled millions of readers. One has his own hall in Harvard Yard.

“You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for writing.”
― Warren Ellis

“Panicky despair is an underrated element of writing.”
― Dave Barry

“The faster I write, the better my output. If I’m going slow, I’m in trouble. It means I’m pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.”
– Raymond Chandler

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

“Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite—getting something down.”
― Julia Cameron

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”
― Ray Bradbury

“Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper not eternal bronze: Let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes.”
― Jacques Barzun

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”
― Robert Cormier

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.”
― C.J. Cherryh

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
― E.L. Doctorow

“It’s not my brain that’s writing, it’s these hands of mine.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date.”
― Margaret Atwood

“I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.”
― Edgar Rice Burroughs

“Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.”
― John Steinbeck

“The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everybody wants a happy ending, but the real happy ending is when somebody really figures something out.”
― Toni Morrison

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