5 for Friday: Beginning Again

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As mentioned before, I am just jumping back into my writing schedule after a couple weeks off and I need all the inspiration I can get. And as most of you know, I often look to quotes for inspiration. So here are five quotes about the process of beginning. Isn’t that always the most difficult part? The diving in? Hope these quotes help jump start your writing, too. Or help you continue on…

“I never had much patience with women who said, “Well, I can’t work this week or next week or the week after, but maybe I’ll work in six months’ time or maybe a years’ time.” I found one had to do some work every day, even at midnight, because either you’re a professional or you’re not.” –Barbara Hepworth

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"Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer." –Barbara Kingsolver

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“You must write, not just think you’re going to… And you must widen your vocabulary, enjoy words. You must read widely, not in order to copy, but to find your own voice. It’s a matter of going through life with all one’s senses alive, to be responsive to experience, to other people.” P.D James

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Sally Berger

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“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald