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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“In writing, punctuation plays the role of body language. It helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard.” -Russell Baker
“I have so little control over the act of writing that it’s all I can do to remain conscious.” -David Rakoff
“I don’t think it’s possible to write a good novel around a negative personality.” -Alberto Moravia
“Say what you mean. Say what you see. Make a photograph, if you can, for the reader.” -Stephen King
“A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem to be a happy accident.” -Somerset Maugham
“When I am writing, my problems become invisible, and I’m the same person I always was.” -Roger Ebert
“If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.” -Billy Wilder
“The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense, whereas reality never makes sense.” -Aldous Huxley
“If the poem can be improved by the author’s explanations, it never should have been published.” -Archibald MacLeish
“Don’t be clever, be clear.” -Howard Ogden
- Write a scene where the president of a particular country is immortal.
- Include these elements into a scene: a laser pointer, a teddy bear, pride, and jumping.
- Start a scene with this line: It had been at least a minute since he last blinked.
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