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10 Motivational Quotes And Mantras To Power You Through NaNoWriMo

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Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of writers trying to complete November’s National Novel Writing Month? NaNoWriMo challenges us to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days—which means authors nationwide will be hunkered down, swilling coffee, and furiously typing long after their fingers have gone numb. If you plan to join this dedicated (and sleep-deprived) group, Writer’s Relief presents ten motivational quotes and mantras to help you keep going when the going gets tough and your plot reaches a potential dead end.

Butt in chair. Hands on keyboard.
Best advice on writing I’ve ever received. Finish.                          — Peter Mayle
The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page.— Anne Enright
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.— Benjamin Franklin
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.— Stephen King
Be an unstoppable force. Write with an imaginary machete strapped to your thigh. This is not wishy-washy, polite, drinking-tea-with-your-pinkie-sticking-out stuff. It’s who you want to be, your most powerful self. Write your books. Finish them, then make them better. Find the way. No one will make this dream come true for you but you.— Laini Taylor
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.— Winston Churchill
No thinking, that comes later. You write your first draft with your heart.
Be positive, patient and persistent.
You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.— Jodi Picoult

Question: What motivational quote inspires you in your writing life?

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