As I was going through different articles about writers’ inspirations, I stumbled upon this Buzzfeed that really interested me. It is a collection of quotes by different writers to help inspire aspiring writers. While reading, a few stuck out to me.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in the retrospect” – Anais Nin
I don’t really know any of her work, but to me this shows the beauty of what writing can be. When writing, a lot is based off of our life experiences. I find this so fascinating because we can reminisce about our lives and experiences through our writing, and we can also write to change and dream about what we wanted the results to become.
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – W. Somerset Maugham
This quote stuck to me because of the immense value behind it. What I appreciated most was that it shows no matter how much schooling or practicing you go through, writing a novel is not something we can just learn how to do. Yes, we can learn how to better write to certain audiences If there were a set way, everyone would write and no one would ever get stuck because there would be instructions on how to get around it.
Please comment thoughts on the other quotes! Hope this inspires everyone to write a little more!