We have lives outside of our laptop or pen and paper. It’s understandable. Jobs, school, friends, family. Writing isn’t necessarily the center of our lives.
But I’ve noticed that my writing has been dwindling until recently – that’s only because I’m on break. It seems that school eats away at me and I have no time to write at all.
Writing is important. It’s used everywhere, in school, out of school. But it’s especially important for aspiring writers, who love to write and really want to do it for a living.
One of the biggest things writers can do for themselves to improve their writing is practicing. Whether it be with writing a story, or just scribbling down random notes, practicing writing will ultimately make you a better writer.
However, writer’s block and limited time can make it difficult to do so. I, for one, read more than I write, and sometimes I’m lazy. Yes, lazy to write. The horror!
So I’ve picked out some quotes to inspire both myself and you all to pick up your pen or iPad and get to writing!
“If I waited until I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” -Anne Tyler
“If the story is in you, it has got to come out.” -William Faulkner
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin
First drafts don’t have to be perfect. They just have to be written.
The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you don’t write.
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway
Happy holidays, everyone! Write a lot 🙂