Becoming a Good Writer : Motivational Statements from Great Writers

Becoming A Good Writer - Motivational Statements from Great Writers

In the journey of becoming a good writer, you would definitely need a continuous motivation. Some find it within the writings of legendary authors, some find them in the motivational statements by their favorite writers. And, some just find their motivation for becoming a good writer in a cup of coffee and rain!

So, What’s your formula? How do you do it?

Well, let me lend a helping hand. We know every writer has a unique style of writing. From Stephen King to the J.K. Rowling; they all have their unique way of storytelling. And upon asking about how to become a good writer, they have always generously told motivating statements for upcoming writers.


Becoming a Good Writer : Motivational Statements from Great Writers

To feed you with them, we will put up front the great advice from the literary gems one by one.


The first draft of everything is shit.

– Ernest Hemingway


Yes, you heard him right, when you are writing, don’t think about editing. Let your thoughts print on a piece of paper and your imagination should be carved exactly like what you were thinking in your mind. Some writers care about editing too much that they end up giving the zero error manuscript, but they have already lost most of their quality content.


If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time — or the tools — to write. Simple as that.

– Stephen King


You cannot be a good writer unless you are not a good reader first. We know that writing has no rules, but you have to understand the imagination of a writer, how different plots in a story can be constructed in a more visualizing way. In that way, you validate your imagination of creating a good story out of your words.


If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.

– William Zinsser


Writing a novel is not a piece of cake, it’s not the work of one night. You have to write each and every sentence in its best outfit so that it will hit the reader from inside. If you failed to connect with your reader, then you never get the chance to be the best seller.


You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

– Ray Bradbury


No, it’s not the alcohol; it’s the passion for writing. Most of the time it happens our inner writer calls for give up, “I am done. I cannot write. I cannot be a good writer” Don’t put yourself in that frame, finish your task and comes out with flying colors; the world is waiting for your story.


Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that — but you are the only you.

– Neil Gaiman


If they can do it, then, of course, you can. Everyone can write a story, but none can write like you. Your story will always be yours. Give one chance to yourself and let the world be a part of you. Don’t hesitate to put your story before them because in that way you will never have the taste of victory.


If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

– Toni Morrison


We heard a lot of people saying, I can write better than J.K Rowling, but all they do is to go to sleep and wake up early morning following their normal routine. On the other hand, some people are true to their words, they refill their pen, carved their thoughts and be the idol to the humankind. Be Practical and start doing it right now.


The scariest moment is always just before you start.

– Stephen King


“Start” is a very big word. Many people weren’t able to qualify this term. If you don’t start, you don’t make it to the end, if you don’t make it to the end, then you will not be aware of your potential. Once you cross this line, then you are done with almost half of the work.


Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.

–  Neil Gaiman


1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour…. 4 hour…. You are not able to write anything. Take it easy, you are under the impact of writer’s block. Not to worry, big writers have this problem, but it eventually gives you the power to see afar your imagination. Go out, have fun with your friends, share your feelings and you will see the words flowing back to the rhythm. You may read our guide  How to get rid of writer’s block?


There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.

– Beatrix Potter


I am going to ease you now in this statement. If you have won over all your fears and get successful in putting up the story to a manuscript, then you never know, you will achieve the tag of best sellers and at that moment you retrace your memories from the first letter that you had written to the final full stop of your and only yours story.


As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.

– Neil Gaiman


You don’t qualify to be a good writer, if all you do is to get up in the morning and start writing, you need to put life in your words. No writer writes for just money, and if they do, then they will have a short span of a career in the writing industry. A good writer always has a new technique to serve the words in a better or understanding way.


No one is born a writer. You must become a writer. In fact, you never cease becoming, because you never stop learning how to write. Even now, I am becoming a writer. And so are you.

– Joe Bunting


It is the exploration of the world that made you evolve and collect things from the surroundings. The best way to bring out the best writer in yours is to start the exploration of the things around. Becoming a good writer can be an easy task, but to continuously evolving as the good writer is rather difficult. You learn and grow that is how it will work.


Don’t take anyone’s writing advice too seriously.

– Lev Grossman


Ha Ha ha, so let’s go back to the place from where we have started, “Every writer has a unique style of writing”. Though these are the advice from the big people, but you know within yourself that no writer can be taught about writing as it the greatest myth of all. For becoming a good writer, you should just write and let your imagination be the WORDS TO READ FOR SOMEONE.


Let’s summarize the entire article. Motivational statements are just the words of success, it’s all you in the end that counts. You can become the motivation for yourself only if you are passionate about what you are doing.

If somehow the above words give the strength for becoming a good writer, then please do comment and share.

Manik Ghawri
Writer | Entrepreneur | Engineer | Visionary | Environmentalist. Steal a word out of each day, and eventually you end up having your story.


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