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Quote: The worst thing you write

I have no idea where this quote comes from. But this writing quote is simple and direct. Sitting around and thinking is part of writing, but at the end of the day, writers write. That’s all there is to it.

As with most of these quotes, this one’s as much for myself as everyone else. But may this be an encouragement to all the writers and artists out there. Put feet to those ideas of yours. Write them down. Share them. Plant those dreams and see what grows.

“The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you didn’t write.”



Comments (9)

  1. Jenelle September 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm



    Probably time to get back to work on… something. Everything I write seems really stupid lately, though. And boring. There’s nothing worse than getting bored with what you’re writing while you’re in the middle of writing it.

    • DJ Edwardson September 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Pretty much, eh? Sometimes writing feels like drinking an icky medicine, doesn’t it? “But it’s good for you,” they say. “But it tastes awful!” you grumble back. You don’t want to take it but you know you have to.

      Sorry to hear you’re in a bit of a rut. But writing is the great panacea. It cures all ills…sometimes it just takes a while for the medicine to kick in 🙂

  2. Stephanie Faris October 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Wow, that is so true. And something I need to read for inspiration as I procrastinate my own writing!


  3. E. E. Rawls October 18, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I like this quote. It’s encouraging. A good motivator to get out there and write, even if it isn’t perfect yet.

  4. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt November 4, 2016 at 12:47 am

    It is, indeed. Often, it seems terrible and disorganized AS I write it, but with a bit of work (especially breaking up the text and inserting appropriate headings), I can often turn it into a blog post. And even not-great blog posts generate conversations.

    Fiction I have to work harder at – but that’s what I want to do; so far, so good.

    • DJ Edwardson November 4, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Yes, sometimes (most of the time?) it seems like rubbish when we first put it down. And it may need some serious shoring up later on. But keep at it. The only way to fail for certain is to stop writing altogether.

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