The reason I’m sold on “quips and tips” is because the best writing tips are found in the best writing quips! These 21 quotations from successful published authors range from dealing with despair to finding the most inspirational place to write. I’ve quoted authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Anne Lamott, Anne Tyler, Erica Jong, John Updike, Julia Cameron, Walt Whitman, and more.
To kick things off, here’s one my favorite writing quips from Annie Dillard:
“I don’t do housework. Life is too short and I’m too much of a Puritan. If you want to take a year off to write a book, you have to take that year, or the year will take you by the hair and pull you toward the grave.”
But wait! It gets better…
“Let the grass die. I let almost all of my indoor plants die from neglect while I was writing the book. There are all kinds of ways to live. You can take your choice. You can keep a tidy house, and when St. Peter asks you what you did with your life, you can say, I kept a tidy house, I made my own cheese balls.”
Break free from the chains of housework, TV, food, shopping, or endlessly surfing the internet, fellow scribes! Follow your dream of being a writer — do what you love! If you need inspiration and motivation, read 73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire!) the Muse. Remember: when you clutch the things you love (writing writing writing), you’ll taste sweet success.
May these writing quotations inspire and motivate you to achieve your writing goals…Read More »Where Are the Best Writing Tips? In the Best Writing Quips, Of Course!