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Printable Quote Posters on Writing and Creativity

Another round of quotes on writing and creativity for you to enjoy. As always, feel free to print, re-post, and share on your favorite social networks. I’d love to know which ones are your favorites in the comments.

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If writing is easy you're doing it wrong.

If writing is easy, you’re doing it wrong. Carry on.

Don't quit writing.

You can only truly fail if you quit, so keep writing!

You're close to a breakthrough!

The more you feel like giving up, the closer you are to a breakthrough.

Ignore the noise.

Feedback can be helpful, but criticism never is. Ignore the noise.

We are our own worst critics.

We are our own worst critics. We’ve got to stop holding ourselves back, because no one else can do it for us.

You're a writer.

You’re a writer. You’re inherently audacious.

critics and haters

Don’t let critics, haters, and all-around know-it-alls, ruin your day.

Never try to please the unpleasable.

Never try to please the unpleasable.

perfection and approval

The most important lesson for a writer is to stop seeking perfection and approval.

stop seeking approval

Stop seeking perfection and approval.

Allow your passion to breathe through your writing.

Allow your passion to breathe through your writing.

It's okay to fail.

 It’s okay to fail. It means you tried. Good. Now try again.

What you think is more important.

What others think of your writing is not as important as what you think of it.

Create on your own terms.

 Create on your own terms.

Writing within the lines.

Writing within the lines.

 You don’t have to write within the lines if you don’t want to.

You're a writer. Own it.

 You’re a writer. Own it.

It's never too late.

It’s not too late to write your best story.

your biggest fan

You should always be your biggest fan!

Your words matter.

You have the audacity to be a writer, because your words matter!

Your first draft is not shit.

Your first draft is not crap. It’s the most important. You’ve got to start somewhere.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these. Have fun and share as you like. Do you have any quotes you’d like to share in the comments?

About Bryan Hutchinson

I'm a positive writer and when that doesn't work, I eat chocolate. I help fellow writers overcome doubt and thrive! In my free time, I love visiting castles with my wife, Joan. Join me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Katharine

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for that last one! FINALLY an answer to “S****y First Drafts!” Oh, I am so relieved to find someone who gets that! 😀

  • Katina Vaselopulos

    Always inspiring, Bryan! Thank you!!!!
    That first draft that I never published is changing into something I am proud of.
    Blessings, my friend!

  • Syed Ali

    Thanks. You are great writer and motivator Bryan. The best for me is “You are a writer, own it”.

  • Awesome quotes, Bryan. I will definitely be sharing them here and there as writer friends need a boost. 🙂

  • Leona Hinton

    Love these quotes! Thanks for inspiration, Bryan.

  • Awesome quotes, especially this one: “The most important lesson for a writer is to stop seeking perfection and approval.”