Sometimes you feel like throwing your computer out the window; the writing pad in the trash and the pencil against the wall. I know, I’ve been there. From time to time we all struggle with what to write. But it is in those moments of “I don’t know” you find creative treasures buried deep inside your soul you never knew were there.

For all those temper tantrum daring moments and I don’t knows—here are some motivational quotes we hope will lift your writing spirits.

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page” — Jodi Picoult

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London

“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”  — Shannon Hale

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” — E. L. Doctorow

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” — Barbara Kingsolver

 “There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.” — Terry Pratchett

 “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” —  Norman Vincent Peale

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
William H. Gass

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” — Sylvia Plath`

Now that the showers of inspiration have rained upon your dark clouds of doubt—keep punching those darn keys until you see that first ray of sunshine…Write on!

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