So, I'm completely out of post ideas. That was pretty short-lived.
Today is bleak and rainy and cold. My kind of weather. It's ALSO Frappy Hour at Starbucks. I'm wearing my favorite jeans and my favorite sweatshirt. So why not. . .
Make a Tumblr-y inspirational post!
I'm not kidding. There is, deep inside me, a hipster writer that hangs out in coffee shops and listens to Indie music (Indie music is actually great).
Come, step into the light, hipster Jen.
So here are some quotes that should instill in you the desire to write.
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And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
– William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
– C. J. Cherryh
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
– Sidney Sheldon
I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
– Edgar Rice Burroughs
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
– Douglas Adams
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.
– Russell Baker
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
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
I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.
– Gustave Flaubert
Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things about all others: read a lot and write a lot. Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
- Stephen King
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
- Ernest Hemingway
That second draft will not kill you. It may kill some of your characters, but it will absolutely, positively, pinky swear, not kill you.
- Collectively every writing website ever
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So, it turns out that there actually. . . aren't. . . any Tumblr text posts that I can find. It's okay, though! I happen to be fluent in Internet. So here are some Tumblr-esque sayings to soothe your nerves.
How to do the words:
- Sit at ur computer
- write the words
- if u dont know what to write just channel the enrgey of the tigre
- engery of the tiger
Sometimes i like to pretend that i'm awesome but then i remember that i'm a writer i already am hahah later losers
dont let anybody tell u u should stop writing bc u just created a fictional land in ur head and used scribbles and ink on the shredded corpse of a tree to communicate it to other people and what did they do?? nothing???? wow what a surprise u have permission to eat them now
If you ever feel like you will never be an interesting author just remember: one time I got stung by a bee in the middle of like a hundred people. If a bee can choose me out of everyone else why can't that happen with your writing
Did it inspire you? I know I'm inspired. If I could say that I have my own amazing inspirational quotes that I came up with myself I would, but that would be lying; all I can contribute to this post are the Tumblr-ish quotes. But, hey, whatever. I don't have to be amazing to impress you; I believe my non-grammatical, nonsensical speech already has. Oh, and also: happy writing!
What about you? Do you have a favorite quote? A favorite Tumblr post? Leave a comment!