Writerly Wisdom

A cornucopia of writing advice to inspire and embolden us all today:

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers arelike dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”   Jane Yolen

“Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.”   Stephen King

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”   Cornelia Funke

“I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”   Rudyard Kipling,

“I do not over-intellectualize the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.”   Tom Clancy

“…Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”   Brenda Ueland

“In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the center of chaos, make one definitive act. Just write.”   Natalie Goldberg

“Writers have an island, a center of refuge, within themselves. It is the mind’s anchorage, the soul’s Great Good Place.”   Wright Morris

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”   Rumi

“Leap and the net will appear.”   Zen saying

May some of these words give joy to you heart and wings to your words — write on!

 

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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