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Motivational Muses #19

Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted.

P.D. James


Motivational Muses #18

Motivational Muses #18


I choose to write because it’s perfect for me.

It’s an escape, a place I can go to hide.

It’s a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else.

It’s a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own.

It’s a book, when I need to be somewhere else.

It’s control, when I feel so out of control.

It’s healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.

And it’s fun, when life is just flat-out boring.

Motivational Muses #17

Motivational Muses #16

Motivational Muses #15

Motivational Muses #14

Motivational Muses #13

First, find out what your hero wants. Then just follow him

Ray Bradbury

Motivational Muses #11

Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head

From the movie Finding Forrester

Motivational Muses #10

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep

Scott Adams

Motivational Muses #9

By Dr Seuss

The Stages of Procrastination

I absolutely love this!

Thanks to chidbird @ tumblr, and founded on mikereverb.wordpress.com

Motivational Muses #8

“A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”

– George Orwell

Writing Quote #7

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.

– Anais Nin

Writing Quote #6

Easy reading is damn hard writing

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

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