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Inspiration for Aspiring Authors

  1. "The first draft is just you telling yourself the story." - Terry Pratchett

  2. "Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." - Louis L'Amour

  3. "You can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page." - Jodi Picoult

  4. "Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." - E.L. Doctorow

  5. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

  6. "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." - Christian D. Larson

  7. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

  8. "Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." - E.L. Doctorow

  9. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson

  10. "The scariest moment is always just before you start." - Stephen King

  11. "Your voice can change the world. Don't hold back your words; they might inspire someone." - Unknown

  12. "The first step to being a writer is to simply write." - Unknown

  13. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  14. "Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar." - E.B. White

  15. "The difference between a successful author and an unsuccessful one is the successful author finished the manuscript." - Richard Bach

  16. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

  17. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

  18. "Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul." - Meg Rosoff

  19. "The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes." - Agatha Christie

  20. "Don't be discouraged by rejection. It only means your work has found its audience." - Unknown

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