Writing can be a difficult craft to master.  It’s not so much the mechanics of writing that are challenging – proper grammar, punctuation and sentence structure can be learned over time.  What makes writing so difficult is the unknown.  It’s the fact of having absolutely no idea where you will end up or if you will succeed in your efforts that fuels writing’s core struggle.  Therefore it’s good practice, and often necessary, for aspiring authors to read inspiring material (inspirational quotes, motivational stories, etc.) whenever possible.

Every aspiring author sometimes needs a push to keep doing what they love.  This is why inspirational materials are so popular. They give readers that much needed drive. Those materials geared towards inspiring aspiring authors actually rely on the words of famous authors.  Why?  Aspiring authors like looking at professional writers for guidance. They are driven to seek counsel from authors that have succeeded despite the hardships they overcame. Inspirational quotes and stories from authors who made it in the industry fuel their passion for writing and inspire them to be the best they can be – to NEVER lose hope – to NEVER give up.

 

15 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES (paraphrased) BY FAMOUS AUTHORS

If you are an inspiring author struggling to make your dreams a reality, feed yourself a daily dose of positive inspirational material. If time doesn’t allow for reading lengthy material (i.e. books and stories), there are plenty of inspirational quotes from authors to guide you on your way to success.

 

Your readers do not need to know of the difficult journeys you undertook to learn your craft and hone your skills. Let them appreciate your results. Let them believe that you were born with the talent.
Ernest Hemingway 

Your ability to write isn’t so important, not if you know how to devise plots, develop characters and tell entertaining stories. Passion and sincerity can always make up for any shortcomings you have.
Somerset Maugham 

Success and fame found me early, fifteen years before I finally realized that I had no talent for writing. But by then it was too late to stop.
Robert Benchley

Successful writers work hard. No man can call himself a failure if he keeps striving in the face of disappointment. He may never be a literary legend, but he is assured of a respectable career as a writer.
Ray Bradbury

A full life, with family, friends and work, should bleed into your writing, making for much richer results.
David Brin

My success came when I realized that knowing how to tell a story entertainingly was more important that mastering the art of writing.
Edgar Rice Burroughs 

People outside think there is something special about writing; that you have to sequester yourself away from prying eyes and seek favor with the gods until inspiration strikes and you return with a book in hand. In fact, writing is just sitting at your desk and doing the best you can.
Harlan Ellison

It is more important to understand what you want to say to your readers than to figure out what your readers want to hear from you. You unique voice and perspective is the only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver

Write what you can, when you can. Get it down on paper. It may be bad, but you cannot succeed unless you keep writing.
William Faulkner

My own writing frustrates me. Like a violinist, what I hear in my head is rarely what my fingers play on my instrument.
Gustave Flaubert

I always make an effort to create sympathy for my characters before I unleash the monsters.
Stephen King

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
Richard Bach

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Dr. Seuss

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
J.K. Rowling

For ChatEbooks, it goes without saying that these inspirational quotes alone will not give you a magic ticket to success. While they can motivate and inspire you to move forward, you must be willing to put the advice you glean from these words into action. Ultimately determination and perseverance are the most important keys to reaching your goals. 

 

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