“You have to finish things — that’s what you learn from, you learn by finishing things.” — Neil Gaiman
Writing is a hard process that often involves a lot of love, coffee, and tears.
And it’s easy to hit a wall, or get writer’s block, which is why reading inspiring words from your favorite author can often be the inspiration you need to keep writing.
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Like: “Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” — Susan Sontag
From a speech Sontag delivered shortly before her death, titled, “At the Same Time: (The Novelist and Moral Reasoning).”
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Or: “Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write.” — William Faulkner
From a speech at the University of Mississippi in 1947.
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