I’ve been sharing quotes about writing as I’ve come upon them. I thought though that I would gather some of my favorites today in this post. .

“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Turn the ringer off on your phone. Don’t answer the doorbell. Tell your loved ones that you cannot be disturbed. And if they cannot bear to live without you, go write in a coffee shop or library. Rent a room if you have to–just make the time to write your book.”

–Walter Mosley

“Finding community with other writers is as necessary and as important as cultivating writerly solitude in a room of one’s own.”

–Julie Checkoway

“Writing is an ideal occupation if you’re a rabbit. It gives you an excuse to stay in your burrow all day, and it allows you to explore problems like anguish and insecurity without having to solve them. You don’t need to have peace of mind to be a writer; in fact, the more troubled you feel, the more you have to write about.”

–Mark Salzman

“There’s a great lesson in it– it’s all about the work. It’s not about what people might say or about how dangerous it might get. But it’s about staying focused on what you do, and doing what you love.”

–Julia Alvarez

These are some of my favorites. They contain a lot of things I’m feeling right now. I’m sure I will have more favorites in the future. I hope this has inspired you in some way.

Until next time, be real!

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