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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“Get into the scene late; get out of the scene early.” -David Mamet
“Torture yourself about your failures. And then get back to work.” -Tony Kushner
“If you get the landscape right, the characters will step out of it, and they’ll be in the right place.” -Annie Proulx
“The great wisdom for writers, perhaps for everybody, is to come to understand to be at one with their own tempo.” -Alan Hollinghurst
“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” -Theodore Geisel, “Dr. Seuss”
“Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description.” -William Gibson
“Write books only if you say in them things you would not dare confide to anyone.” -E.M. Cioran
“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.” -J.D. Salinger
“When I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.” -Nicholson Baker
“A short story must have a single mood, and every sentence must build toward it.” -Edgar Allan Poe
- Include all these elements into a scene: green water, a briefcase, a thrill, and jumping.
- Start your scene with this line: This town needed a good cleaning.
- Have a scene with an unorganized interior decorator.
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