Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes and writing prompts to nudge awake the sleeping muse. If there is a particular quote you enjoyed, let us all know with your comments below.
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“No one writes anything worth writing unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.” -Arthur Schopenhauer
“It is not wise to violate the rules unless you know how to observe them.” -T.S. Eliot
“I don’t see how you can write anything of value if you don’t offend someone.” -Marvin Harris
“A little talent is a good thing to have…but the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” -Stephen King
“Tears are words that need to be written.” -Paulo Coelho
“People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.” -Anna Quindlen
“There is no iron that can enter the human heart with such stupefying effect as a period placed at just the right moment.” -Isaac Babel
“Writing doesn’t require drive. It’s like saying a chicken has to have drive to lay an egg.” -John Updike
“What is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.” -Samuel Johnson
“Inspiration is for amateurs.” -Chuck Close
- A person visits the hospital to run a series of tests and discovers something surprising about him/herself.
- Someone impersonates a famous public speaker and is pressed to speak in front of a crowd for the first time. Play out the scene.
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