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At The Reading & Writing Project at Mossflower, we love that the craft of writing can be harnessed as the sincerest form of storytelling. Through writing, we are able to express our innermost thoughts and share our creativity in order to better connect with others. In this post, we have compiled 12 quotes we love about writing. 

  1. “A word after a word after a word is power.” ― Margaret Atwood

  2. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”Martin Luther 

  3. “As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” Ernest Hemingway

  4. “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”Annie Proulx

  5. “All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.”E.B. White

  6. “I think the job of writing and literature is to encourage each one of us to believe that we're living in a story.”Naomi Shihab Nye

  7. “Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.”Muriel Barbery

  8. “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”William Wordsworth

  9. “Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.”Brenda Ueland

  10. "Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences."Sylvia Plath

  11. “Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”Jane Yolen

  12. Writing well has everything to do with being able to read one's own work with an eye toward the unmet possibilities that are there.Lucy Calkins

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Published on July 2, 2024