“If you don’t see a book on the shelf you want, write it.” -Beverly Cleary

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” -Ernest Hemingway

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter- and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway

“If I waited for perfection I would never write.” – Margaret Atwood

“It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.” -Robert Hass

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin

“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”- Shannon Hale