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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“Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.” -Jeanette Winterson
“Write the poem only you can write.” -Billy Collins
“A plot begins when somebody has something to hide.” -Benjamin Black (John Banville)
“All the information you need can be given in dialogue.” -Elmore Leonard
“A novel is like a bow, and the violin that produces the sound is the reader’s soul.” -Stendhal
“A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best.” -Raymond Carver
“The art of fiction is freedom of will for your characters.” -Cynthia Ozick
“Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind.” -Jack Kerouac
“Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day.” -Norman Mailer
“Your job is to give people a reason to keep reading.” -Dave Barry
- Start out a scene with this line: “It’s supposed to be the other twin that’s evil. Not me.”
- Include these elements into a scene: a remote control, an elevator, a disco ball, and loneliness.
- A scene where a fire dancer has an irrational fear of speaking in public.
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