Every aspiring author has moments of doubt and frustration – times where the finish line seems far away and their purpose seems unclear. I’ve gathered together a few of my very favorite quotes for aspiring authors – particularly my nonfiction writers crafting memoirs, biographies, motivation books, business guides, and the like. I hope these will inspire you to always, always, keep writing!
I encourage you to pin these quotes and share them on Facebook to inspire the aspiring authors in your life!
5. “Every writer I know seems to agree on the same thing: You need to write, a lot.”
Thanks to Goodreads for sharing this. The Goodreads Pinterest feed is a constant source of inspiration and my go-to in moments of occasional writer’s block.
4. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
As someone who works closely with aspiring authors who aren’t necessarily professional writers – primarily, people with something they need to share with the world – I find this quote from Benjamin Franklin particularly powerful. This quote was the seed of inspiration for many powerful memoirs.
3. “Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish…”
As a nonfiction book consultant and writing coach, I teach my students how to plan out their book writing journey with through their BookMAP. I’m hardly a proponent of losing focus of your book’s content, but this quote by John Steinbeck is powerful advice for many writers that I work with. Instead of getting caught up in questions like, “How do I write my book?” and “How long should it be?,” there is some value in writing until you’ve said what you needed to say.
2. “Writing is an extreme privilege, but it’s also a gift…”
– Amy Tan
I wholeheartedly believe our world is in crisis, on so many levels – one that government can’t fix. It is through the power of everyday people that change happens – those who share their wisdom and knowledge with one another through memoirs, nonfiction books, stories of triumph and guides filled with wisdom. Sharing your gift is a truly a duty.
1. “One must be careful with books, and what is inside of them, for words have the power to change us.”
This quote is from Cassandra Clare’s brilliant book, Clockwork Angel.
Will grinned, “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.”
“One must always be careful with books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
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