Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Let the Fireworks Begin! by Sandra Ardoin

We love the Fourth of July in the United States. It’s a day to celebrate our country's beginnings, but it’s also a day when we express that celebration through family gatherings, picnics, boating on lakes, parades, and FIREWORKS! From the sizzle of sparklers to the whistle and boom of the big guys, we love these beautiful symbols of our joy. Sometimes, we can only stare with a sense of awe and utter a quiet "Ooh!".

Isn't it like that on those occasions when we’re writing and the words are flowing almost independent of our need to think about them? FIREWORKS on paper and on the screen!

Today I thought I’d share some encouraging writing quotes…like special fireworks to inspire writers. I hope they set off a big BOOM! in your writing life. 

Nothing will happen until you make it happen.

Don't let the fear of criticism prevent you from sharing the gift God has given you.

Dig deep and make the reader feel.

Edit. Tighten. Edit some more. 

Keep that power on high until you've written "The End!"

So go on! Light those word sparks and let them explode from your fingers.

What is the most inspiring writing quote you have read?

(Quotes gathered on Goodreads; photos found on Canva)


Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. She’s the author of the heartwarming novella, The Yuletide Angel and the award-winning novel, A Reluctant Melody. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out. Visit her at Subscribe to receive updates and specials. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and BookBub.


  1. One quote that doesn't necessarily inspire me, but relieves me a bit: “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
    —Ernest Hemingway

    In other words, my work doesn't have to be -- can't be -- perfect. I'll always be in the process of learning.

    1. That is a good one, Angie, and coming from someone like Hemingway, it really packs a punch! None of us will ever reach "there." The publishing industry and writing styles are always changing.

  2. Hi, Sandy. I can't think of a favorite at the moment, but I do love the Anne Frank quote you shared above and the quote Angie shared in the comments. Happy 4th, dear friend.

    1. Yes, I think that quote from Anne Frank is so powerful! Happy 4th, Gail! :)

  3. Wonderful encouragement for writers. As a writer working on my first Christian romance, I appreciate the wisdom of other writers. One of the best quotes I have seen is " Keep writing. " Plain and simple, "Keep writing." :-)

  4. Absolutely, Melissa! We can't succeed if we don't get those words down. Thanks! Happy holiday!

  5. Thanks for all the inspiration, Sandra! I love the quote by Margaret Atwood. The only writing quote that comes to mind at the moment is on a Snoopy poster in my classroom: “It’s exciting when you know you’ve written something good.” :)

    1. Glad to provide it, Karen. I'm a big Snoopy fan, so whatever he says works for me! (Except the "dark and stormy night" thing.) :) Happy holiday!


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