For a new writer starting always seems tough. In fact, at the beginning, it becomes hard for them to figure out what to write exactly.
Writing has always been challenging, especially when you’re not familiar with your context, or you’re challenging yourself to write some alienate topic.
Since you’re at your starting point, it’s quite possible that you will lose your motivation.
However, a person who is passionate about his/her work will never allow himself to lose further motivation, but sometimes we need some words of advice.
So today I’ve come up with 25 words of encouragements that will inspire the creative and passionate person insight of you.
25 Words of Encouragement for Creative Writers
1. If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. – Toni Morrison
2. We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. – Ernest Hemingway
3. Be your own editor/critic. Sympathetic but merciless! – Joyce Carol Oates
4. The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator. – Jonathan Franzen
5. The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement – if you can’t deal with this you needn’t apply. – Will Self
6. Fiction that isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn’t worth writing for anything but money. – Jonathan Franzen
7. 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
8. Style is to forget all styles. – Jules Renard
9. When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done. – Stephen King, WD
10. Read it aloud to yourself because that’s the only way to be sure the rhythms of the sentences are OK (prose rhythms are too complex and subtle to be thought out—they can be got right only by ear). – Diana Athill
11. Beware of advice—even this. – Carl Sandburg, WD
12. I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me. – Ray Bradbury, WD
13. In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it. – Rose Tremain
14. Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. – Ray Bradbury, WD
15. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose. If you have the knack of playing with exclaimers the way Tom Wolfe does, you can throw them in by the handful. – Elmore Leonard
16. I don’t believe in being serious about anything. I think life is too serious to be taken seriously. – Ray Bradbury
17. The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter. – Neil Gaiman
18. It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. – Ernest Hemingway
19. I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art. – Andre Dubus III
20. I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it. –William Carlos Williams
21. When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs. – Margaret Laurence
22. The first draft of anything is shit. – Ernest Hemingway
23. Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait 2 years to know whether or not it was funny. – Alain de Botton
24. If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. – Tennessee Williams
25. I am like a little pencil in God’s hand. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it. – Mother Teresa