Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes to nudge awake the sleeping muse.
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“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Don’t dumb down; always write for your top five percent of readers.” – Martin Amis
“A picture is a poem without words.” – Horace
“The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in.” – Elmore Leonard
“If you get the landscape right, the characters will step out of it, and they’ll be in the right place.” – Annie Proulx
“The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. ” – Edwin Schlossberg
“Suit the action to the word; the word to the action.” – Shakespeare (Hamlet)
“The only story that seems worth writing is a cry, a shot, a scream. A story should break the reader’s heart.” – Susan Sontag
“It doesn’t matter if your lead character is good or bad. He just has to be interesting, and he has to be good at what he does.” – David Chase
“The character’s attitude is more important than plot.” – Stephen J. Cannell
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