When inspiration is lacking…

Occasionally every writer hits a wall where inspiration seems determined to elude them. On such occasions I find solace in the odd quote or three from other writers, here then are a selection for anyone struggling for inspiration as they sit before the keyboard.

“I get my best writing done when I’m supposed to be doing something else entirely. And that’s why I keep my day job.” ~ Joyce Rachelle

“You flourish one hushed breath at a time. Imagine all you can build word by single word.” ~ Laurie Seidler

“One does not travel, any more than one falls in love, to collect material. It is simply part of one’s life…” ~ Evelyn Waugh

“Writing is lonely. Until that moment you write your first character and suddenly you have company.” ~ Eliza Green

“An idea for a story can be anything. The sky is not the limit, the limit is beyond it.” ~ Chrys Fey

“I think… the most brilliant thing about being a writer is that if you don’t like the way the world is, you can create your own.” ~ Maegan Cook

“a sentence a day keeps the doldrums at bay” ~ Nikki Broadwell

“Solitary walks are great for getting new ideas. It’s like you’re in a video game and you pick up idea coins on the way.” ~ Joyce Rachelle

“What doesn’t kill me provides writing material.” ~ Wayne Gerard Trotman

“If at first you don’t succeed–write more!” ~ N.B. Williams

“A love of writing is far greater than any word count.” ~ Molly Looby

So, I hope that leaves you inspired, but one final quote, which may help those struggling for a way forward from the delightful Kilian Grey… A quote I very much took to heart when I was first writing the Hannibal Smyth stories, and which has guided them ever since…

“When in doubt, go the scandalous route.” ~ Kilian Grey

 

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