15 Author Quotes to Inspire Your Book Writing

November 18, 2019 (Last Updated July 02, 2020)

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Are you a writer looking for some extra inspiration? Check out these author quotes to inspire your book writing and accelerate your journey to becoming a self-published author.


“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” —Enid Bagnold

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." - Vladimir Nabokov“I do not over-intellectualise the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.” —Tom Clancy, WD


"First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!" - Ray Bradbury

 “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” - E.B. White

"If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word." - Margaret Atwood

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” – Jane Yolen