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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“Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“We write by the light of every story we have ever read.” -Richard Peck
“Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.” -Thomas Berger
“Something that you feel will find its own form.” -Jack Kerouac
“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” -Jules Renard
“A novel is like a bow, and the violin that produces the sound is the reader’s soul.” -Stendhal
“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.” -Hunter S. Thompson
“Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” -Annie Proulx
“Lie. Put down on paper the most interesting lies you can imagine . . . and then make them plausible.” -Chris Bohjalian
“Storytelling trumps beautiful writing every time.” -Lisa Cron
- Include all of these elements into one scene: a jazz band, a jar of nickels, and an arrest warrant.
- Someone in modern times invents a social dynamic that has been around for hundreds of years in the “real” world.
- Someone takes a trivia question a little too seriously.
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