Writing Wednesday: Quotes to Get You Out of a Winter Slump

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For many, the post-holiday “blahs” penetrate all aspects of life. In this cold, dark, seemingly endless month of January it’s easy to suffer a sense of letdown after the excitement of the holiday season. If you’re finding your creative spirit has taken a beating and 2015 isn’t exactly off to a prolific start, then hopefully some of these wise words will help you get out of a rut and find inspiration again.

Red Haircrow

Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.

Margaret Atwood

If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.

Samuel Johnson

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Toni Morrison

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Anton Chekhov

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Anne Lamott

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.

W. Somerset Maugham

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.

Ray Bradbury

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!

Alice Munro

Anecdotes don’t make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.

Orson Scott Card

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.

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