Four Mantras That Will Motivate You to Write

Write Like Rowling

Sometimes you don’t need a long, detailed post on the writing craft. Sometimes all you need is a clap on the back and a few kind words. Today is Monday—a new week and a new slate. It does not matter if you didn’t write last week; what matters is if you write this week.

Four Mantras That Will Get You Writing

1. “It’s never too late.”

From Elizabeth Gilbert: Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where—if you missed it by age 19—you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world—at any age. At least try.

2. “I only promised  . . . that I would write.”

From Elizabeth Gilbert (again): One day, when I was…

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