Sometimes inspiration helps.

A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.

~ Junot Diaz

This is for all the late-bloomers in the world. Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where if you missed it by age 19 – you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world – at any age. At least try.

~Elizabeth Gilbert

It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.

~ Confucius

 And with that, back to it. I #amwriting.


About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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7 Responses to Sometimes inspiration helps.

  1. Karen says:

    Great quotes, thanks for sharing.

  2. blondeusk says:

    Fab inspirational quotes – thx 🙂

  3. mincs1 says:

    Great choice of quotes! They are very … inspiring! 🙂

  4. sandradan1 says:

    I’m a late-bloomer, so I love Gilbert’s quote. I have been writing all my life, only now do I get a novel published but I feel as if I’ve been leading up to it all my life! SD

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