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The Joy of Writing

Today I want to celebrate the joy of writing! A toast to this wonderful way of expressing ourselves…and to add cheers to this celebration, here are some quotes from authors about this amazing craft.

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It’s hard to explain how much one can love writing. If people knew how happy it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It’s the greatest secret of the world.   —Andrea Barrett

Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone. —Amy Tan

Writing’s not terrible, it’s wonderful. I keep my own hours, do what I please. When I want to travel, I can. But mainly I’m doing what I most wanted to do all my life. I’m not into the agonies of creation. —Raymond Carver

And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss. —J. K. Rowling

I’ve never worked a day in my life. The joy of writing has propelled me from day-to-day and year to year. I want you to envy me, my joy. Get out of here tonight and say: ‘Am I being joyful?’ And if you’ve got a writer’s block, you can cure it this evening by stopping whatever you’re writing and doing something else. You picked the wrong subject. —Ray Bradbury

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make. —Truman Capote

Good writing will bring you to places you don’t even expect sometimes. —James Gandolfini

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  1. Love Truman Capote’s quote. It touched a chord and I have never heard it expressed quite like how I feel about the joyful release that writing brings. Thank you for sharing. Go well.


  2. Love this post! I’ve actually been writing for some time, but never took it serious until now. I guess the yearning has finally caught up with me..LOL


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