The Saturday Writing Quote — bestsellers on “the muse”

“I think you need to get to a point where writing is something you can do on demand instead of waiting for a muse. … The most important thing I tell beginning writers is that, when you suddenly realize that you’ve written the absolute worst thing ever written in the history of mankind, don’t let yourself stop; force yourself to go through to the end. And then you can make the choice to scrap it or fix it. But if you don’t go through to the end, you’ll never know if you can.”

– Jodi Picoult



“You’re going to be unemployed if you really think you just have to sit around and wait for the muse to land on your shoulder.”

— Nora Roberts 


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