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Inspire your writing with these quotes by famous authors

Every few months or so, I have to reorganize my writing life. Supposedly, I have one office for my home business and a second smaller office for my writing space.

Over time, what usually happens is that the business office becomes a dumping ground for everything that doesn’t have a home in another part of our house—boxes, mail, shipping materials, marketing materials, products, Halloween decorations, boxes that need to go to storage, etc.—and I end up working and writing in my writing room. Since this is the room with the view, so to speak, I don’t really mind but, after awhile, I’m overflowing with papers, files, and books…thus, the reorganizing.

During my latest de-cluttering stint, I added a few quotes to the wall next to my writing desk. Quotes from other authors often inspire me to stay focused and to stay writing. Below are a few of my favorites from author Stephen King’s book, On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft.

“When you sit down to write, write. Don’t do anything else except go to the bathroom, and only do that if it absolutely cannot be put off.”

“Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”

“Just remember that Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him. ”

“In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it ‘got boring,’ the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.”

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”

For more quotes from famous authors, check out Doree Shafrir’s article: “24 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write More.”

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