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OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: If you could use a wish to help you write just one scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be?
If I could wish for anything it would be to trust myself enough to believe that anything I write is worth reading. The only solace I found is I’m not the only one who faced doubt in their career.
I don’t have your quotes, but I did find some others.
Quotes when searching for the right word:
“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.”—Gustave Flaubert
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”–Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”–Benjamin Franklin
Quotes driven by emotion:
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”–Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”–Anne Frank
“You can make anything by writing.”–C.S. Lewis
Judgement vs understanding:
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”― Ernest Hemingway
To help find joy:
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
I always add : “Write like no one will read it,”
Feel free to add your favorite quotes in the comments. I’d love to read them. 🙂