Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year? We know setting the goal to complete a novel in a month is not for the faint of heart, and any writer – emerging or published – has felt, in one way or another, the struggle of staring at a blank page. But you are past halfway through it and almost there! To help you stay motivated we have compiled a list of quotes from some of our favourite writers talking about the beautiful craft of writing. We hope their words help you feel encouraged to keep going and complete the challenge.

Pictured here: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings hardcover journal

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

– Toni Morrison

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

– Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”

– Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Pictured here: Paper-Oh Puro Bronze notebook and Carbon Black pen loop

“It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.”

– Isaac Asimov

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say.”

– Anaïs Nin

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

– William Wordsworth
Pictured here: Mila Marquis, Fall Foliage hardcover journal

“You can make anything by writing.”

– C.S. Lewis

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

– Margaret Atwood

“Writing is its own reward.”

– Henry Miller

And last but not least:

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.”

– Ernest Hemingway
Pictured here: Gulabi hardcover journal


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