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Try, Fail. No Matter. Try Again, Fail Again. – Inspiring Author Quotes for Writers

To get myself – and other participants – into the “writing mood” for National Novel Writing Month, – which is in 5 Days, 1 Hour, 22 Minutes and 22…21…20 Seconds(!) – I will be posting writing related posts throughout the remainder of October.  This is my first year participating so I will need all the inspiration I can get!  

On The Huffington Post book “section” (online version), one “Writer Wednesday” feature is “Try Again. Fail Again” And Other Advice To Writers”, which consists of inspiring quotes about writing by some famous and classic authors.

Here are some of my favorites:

“The writer, when s/he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don’t dare reveal.” ~ Elia Kazan.

“Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.” ~ Salman Rushdie.

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” ~ Erica Jong.

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make.” ~ Truman Capote.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”  ~ Samuel Beckett.

“What is written without effort is in generally read without pleasure.” ~ Samuel Johnson.

“Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” ~ William Faulkner.

Check out all the 15 inspiring quotes by visiting the link above.

Also, if you are participating in NaNo this coming month, and have done it in the past, I – and I’m sure other newbies – would appreciate any advice you have about participating!

Just leave a comment in the comment section and it will benefit us all! 

Thank You!  🙂


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6 responses »

  1. I am definitely participating! This will be my second time. I ran across a blog post today by Lola ( about NaNo tips. It rings very true to my experience in 2009.
    Wonderful quotes BTW. And thank you for your oh-so-kind comment on my blog. I will definitely be back to follow your progress through NaNo and beyond.

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