Quotes that Put the Craft of Writing into Perspective
You may have noticed something over the years as you’ve taught your students to write. In some cases, a student who’s struggling sometimes wants to hear more that merely an encouraging word. Especially in the case of writer’s block, they can sometimes feel like this whole writing thing is something they’ll never get the hang of. And even though our Writing with Design program works wonders in arming them with the right tools, it can also be beneficial to let them know that even the greatest writers of all time felt exactly like they do at moments… and they pushed through it. Here are a few quotes that you can share with your writing students. Each one shows them that writing is a lifelong process that even the best of us have struggled with.
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” Ernest Hemingway
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” Harper Lee
“What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat.’ And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.’” Maya Angelou
“I have spent many months on a first paragraph, and once I get it, the rest just comes out very easily." Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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