Inspire Your Writing

The Oscar-nominated director of Fight Club and Gone Girl has given us some excellent advice about creativity

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David Fincher (born in 1962) is one of the best filmmakers of his generation. His many incredible films include Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network, and Gone Girl.

Here are four fantastic quotes he has shared throughout the years that will make you a better writer!

1. It’s a bad day when you don’t get the work done that you need to get done or you don’t get it done to the satisfaction.

I’ve said many times before how important it is to show up as a writer every single day. It doesn’t have be a lot. It can be just ten or twenty minutes if that’s all yo have. But when you show up every day and give the latest scene or revision or article or whatever it is your all, there’s no telling how much success you can have in the long run. …

Inspire Your Writing

Here’s some fantastic advice from one of our greatest authors

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William Faulkner (1897–1962) was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such classic novels as The Sound of the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August.

Here are seven of his wonderful quotes to inspire your writing!

1. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error.

This is the sad and beautiful truth about writing. Sad because it’s true: you can’t just learn the mechanical way to get the writing done and then produce incredible work.

Inspire Your Writing

Here’s some wonderful wisdom from the Oscar-nominated writer and director

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Nora Ephron (1941–2012) was the celebrated writer/director of classic films like Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, she was the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally, and she was the hilarious essay writer of I Feel Bad About My Neck and other amazing collections.

Here are six wonderful quotes she left us that will help you in your writing life!

1. Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. …


Brian Rowe

Author / Teacher / MFA in Fiction. (brian_rowe@me.com)

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