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10 Motivational Quotes And Mantras To Power You Through NaNoWriMo | Writer’s Relief

Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of writers trying to complete November’s National Novel Writing Month? NaNoWriMo challenges us to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days—which means authors nationwide will be hunkered down, swilling coffee, and furiously typing long after their fingers have gone numb. If you plan to join this dedicated (and sleep-deprived) group, Writer’s Relief presents ten motivational quotes and mantras to help you keep going when the going gets tough and your plot reaches a potential dead end.

Butt in chair. Hands on keyboard.
Best advice on writing I’ve ever received. Finish.                          — Peter Mayle
The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page.— Anne Enright
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.— Benjamin Franklin
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.— Stephen King
Be an unstoppable force. Write with an imaginary machete strapped to your thigh. This is not wishy-washy, polite, drinking-tea-with-your-pinkie-sticking-out stuff. It’s who you want to be, your most powerful self. Write your books. Finish them, then make them better. Find the way. No one will make this dream come true for you but you.— Laini Taylor
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.— Winston Churchill
No thinking, that comes later. You write your first draft with your heart.
Be positive, patient and persistent.
You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.— Jodi Picoult

 

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7 Ways Your Book Can End Up Being Banned in 2017 | Writer’s Relief

  Once upon a time, book banning (and book burning!) involved books that were considered too dangerous for children or adults. But these days, books that are banned tend to be those written for young adult and child readers—not for adults. What makes discussions of banned books interesting is that the dialogue is, essentially, a… Continue Reading

Interview With An Author: Amit Majmudar

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success. Amit Majmudar, Ohio’s first poet laureate, is a novelist, poet, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist (MD). Majmudar is the author of two novels and several poetry collections. He was a finalist for a Poetry Society… Continue Reading

Interview With An Author: Tanuja Desai Hidier

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success. Tanuja Desai Hidier is an award-winning author, singer-songwriter, and “booktrack” innovator. The recipient of the 2015 South Asia Book Award (for Bombay Blues) and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship Award, Tanuja’s short stories have… Continue Reading

Interview With An Author: Laurie R. King

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success. New York Times Bestseller Laurie R. King is the author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries; five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli; the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris; and A Darker… Continue Reading





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