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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“Action is eloquence.” -William Shakespeare
“I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.” -Nora Roberts
“One kind of [a] good book should leave you asking: how did the author know that about me?” -Alain De Botton
“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.” -Orson Scott Card
“If you don’t write the book, the book ain’t gonna get written.” -Tom Clancy
“You can’t be a good writer without being a good thinker.” -Andy Rooney
“Humor is what happens when we’re told the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to.” -Ann Patchett
“You can solve most of your writing problems if you stop after every sentence and ask: what does the reader need to know next?” -W.M. Zinsser
“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.” -William Blake
“Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: write to please yourself.” -Harlan Ellison
- A vegetarian owns a popular butcher shop.
- Include all of these aspects into a scene: bubble gum, a lemming, an egg-beater, and disappointment.
- Start out a scene with this phrase, “I refuse to close my eyes anymore.”
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