Writing Inspiration

I’m eight thousand words into my new novel, working title – The Astronomer’s House. It’s been hard going. It always is at the beginning until you feel you have something solid forming and I think I’m there – but what a long way to go. So  to encourage myself and who knows, maybe you, I’m going to post my favourite inspirational writing quotes here regularly for a while- along with other things  that may motivate and inspire, including fragments of my own work.

I’m starting with the great William Faulkner and the simplest but best piece of advice I know ~

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.

– William Faulkner

William Faulkner






  1. Good luck with your new novel Avril. I love the working title. Thank you for sharing William Faulkner’s words on writing too. It has taken me a very long time but I think this wisdom may finally be finding its place at my own writing desk!

    • avril

      March 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Thanks Kelly – I know it takes a long time for us to allow for the writing not to be perfect. Good luck with yours.

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