Just Keep Writing

Madeleine L'Engle

Sitting down to work on your writing can be difficult when you’re feeling uninspired. But if you allow yourself to back off of your writing goals each time writer’s block rears its ugly head, you could end up in a cycle of procrastination that prevents you from creating something great.

“Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.”

— Madeleine L’Engle

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One of the best ways to find writing inspiration is simply to sit down and write — even when you’re not feeling it.  Trust that if you just put in the work, eventually something worthwhile will come out of it.

Once you’re writing — no matter how forced or how clumsy it might feel — you’ll eventually stumble across something that excites you. Sometimes all it takes is a single sentence to spark an idea that leads you to discover a new story. Just keep writing.

Bonus Quote: “You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write. It’s easier to be inspired while writing than while not writing.” — Josip Novakovich  Tweet this Quote

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There’s much to be said about the craft of writing. That’s why each week on the Abbott Press blog, we’ll take a look at what some of our favorite authors and thinkers have to say about this challenging, fulfilling and sometimes mystifying art. We hope these discussions will help you to further refine your own ideas about writing and to achieve new insights into your own creative process.
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