I’m a big fan of quotes, the more empowering the better. In my old house, I used to have a wall with tons of different quotes from writers that I’d use as inspiration to better my writing skills.
In honor of that, I’m going to start a new feature here on Ink for Blood called Writers’ Wisdom, with nuggets from some of my favorite writers to ponder and be inspired by.
With the soon-to-be-released big-screen version of her “Tiger Eyes,” I feel Judy Blume is a great writer to start with. At my parents’ house, there is a box that has dog-eared copies of Blume’s books from “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret?” and “Forever” to “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” and my childhood favorite, “Just as Long as We’re Together.” And, of course, I can’t forget my favorites to re-read as an adult, “Wifey,” “Smart Women” and the fantastic “Summer Sisters.”
Without further ado, let’s see what Judy Blume has to say about writing, and be on the lookout for future installments of this feature!
“The best books come from someplace inside.
You don’t write because you want to, but because you have to.”