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Monday, June 8, 2009

Motivation for Monday

What motivates you?

For me words, sayings and quotations serve as inspiration. The walls in my home office are covered with them. Here's a sampling:

Dream big.
Believe in all you do.
The journey is everything.

I was cruising Cyberspace and found Laurel Amberdine's site. One section is called
Quotes for Writers, and it offers the following categories:

just beginning
conquering fear
conquering procrastination
facing rejection
editing and revising
dealing with criticism
writing, life, and art

I chose two of the quotations I found there to share with you today:

"Write what you care about and understand. Writers should never try to outguess the marketplace in search of a salable idea; the simple truth is that all good books will eventually find a publisher if the writer tries hard enough, and a central secret to writing a good book is to write one that people like you will enjoy."
~ Richard North Patterson

"Writing has made me rich--not in money but in a couple hundred characters out there, whose pursuits and anguish and triumphs I've shared. I am unspeakably grateful at the life I have come to lead." ~ Wright Morris

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What words, sayings or quotations have served to motivate or encourage you?


Jessica said...

Always, Nora Robert's "I can fix bad writing, I can't fix a blank page."

Jill Kemerer said...

I'm always on the lookout for inspiring writing sites--thanks for sharing! I'm going to check it out.

Keli Gwyn said...


Great advice from Nora.


Hope you enjoy the quotes. There are some good ones.