Ten Quote Tuesday (#2)



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


Writing Prompts

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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25 thoughts on “Ten Quote Tuesday (#2)”

  1. Thanks for liking my blog post! I really like what you’ve done here, when I get some more free time I plan on using some of these writing prompts to spark some of my own creativity.


  2. Always found Welty one of those great that hardly anyone seems to read anymore… I read and reread her stories… O’Conner, McCullers… the lot of Southern Gothicers… great stuff: ““No art ever came out of not risking your neck.” -Eudora Welty”

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  3. Love your quotes, especially the one: “A page a day is a book a year.” Also like the clean, crisp look of your blog and what you’re attempting here. While I’m at it, thanks for stopping by my blog and “liking” a recent post. It’s much appreciated. Signed up for your posts via email. Look forward to getting to know you.

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  4. Challenge accepted:
    Maude had passed the statue in the cool glade nearly every day of her life. The initial awe at the lifelikeness of the girl, the sense of concentration about whatever she was holding in her hand, had become diluted over the years, being finally replaced with a warm familiarity.
    For some reason, this day she stopped. There seemed to be a difference that she couldn’t initially grasp. Maude stared at the statue for a long time before she finally noticed the difference. There seemed to be something in the little girl’s hand this time. With a growing sense of excitement she climbed up the status until she could peer into the girl’s stony hand.
    There, nestled in tiny perfection was a real fairy! She looked exquisite, dressed in pale lemon. Looking closely, Maude could see the rise and fall of her chest as she breathed.
    Carefully she lifted the tiny figure out of the statue’s hand and climbed back down to the ground. She had gone about a hundred steps when she felt all of her limbs stiffen. Looking down at the fairy, she could see that it was now fully awake. As she froze in place, her limbs turning to stone, she heard the fairy say, “I’ve got another one, this is fun!”

    Yes, this WAS fun, thanks for the challange.

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