Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! I hope these words of wisdom will help to inspire your next writing session. Click here if you missed the last one.
“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison
“No art ever came out of not risking your neck.” -Eudora Welty
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” -Stephen King
“Every story, every incident, and every bit of conversation is raw material for me.” -Sylvia Plath
“A page a day is a book a year.” -Richard Rhodes
“All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.” -Nora Roberts
“Dialogue should convey a sense of spontaneity but eliminate the repetitiveness of real talk.” -Lizabeth Bowen
“There’s a word for a writer who never gives up: published.” -Joe Konrath
Here are some writing prompts to get the words flowing:
- Write a scene about a mysterious statue set in a remote mountain village. In the scene, the villagers discover what previous culture put it there.
- Write a scene where you wake up in the mind of a celebrity, having retained all your previous memories.
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