5 Great Quotes about Self-Doubt When Writing

“When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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

“All my life, I’ve been frightened at the moment I sit down to write.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.” – John Cleese

“You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts.” – Nikki Giovanni


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.