Famous Authors Inspire Writers to Reach Their Goals

Quotes to inspire successful writing, and a thriving writer’s life. Ponder deeply some of these quotes, laugh at others! Implement those that you find useful. Write with passion AND focus!

Scott Douglas Martell

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”

William Faulkner

“If you wait or inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.”

Dan Poynter

“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

Louis l’Amour

“Very few writers really know what they are doing until they’ve done it.”

Anne Lamott

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

Stephen King

“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.”

Roald Dahl

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

Virginia Woolf

Vision will inspire you, but discipline will get you there.

Christine Caine

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Scott Douglas Martell is a writer, teacher and coach. His most recent novel is The Hyena Man, an African romantic suspense. His blogs often focus on Ethiopia and Vietnam, world traveling, and counseling for a more joyful life, with topics such as brain health and spiritual awareness.

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