There is a popular product in the market which is almost as old as creation itself. It is so easy to manufacture, easy to market and it cuts across both genders, race, religion, age and a host of other factors. In the long run, it had become the undoing of countless number of people!
The name of this bizarre product is called EXCUSE.
According to Collins advanced dictionary: ‘excuse is a reason which you give in order to explain why something has been done or has not been done, or in order to avoid doing something.’
Many an aspiring writer who would desire their work to appear on print, lack the willpower to take the first step into this noble craft. Their excuses usually range from an uncountable list of no time, lack of professional training, fear of rejection, to mention but a few.
My friends, I am here to help you rekindle that passion of creativity (that’s what actually writing is all about).
So, come with me as we take this fun-filled journey, one step at a time. Sit back, pick a glass of juice and savour the following writing quotes from ordinary people just like you and me:
If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
– Ray Bradbury
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
Write until it becomes as natural as breathing – until not writing makes you anxious.
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
It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.
– Isaac Asimov
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
– Terry Pratchett
A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking of writing.
– Eugene Ionesco (playwright).
The more closely the author thinks of why he wrote, the more he comes to regard his imagination as a kind of self-generating cement which glued his facts together, and his emotions as a kind of dark and obscure designer of those facts. Reluctantly, he comes to the conclusion that to account for his book is to account for his life.
– Richard Wright
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
– Maya Angelou.
My friends, the best time to write, is WRITE NOW!