Ten Quote Tuesday (#34)



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.


If there is a particular quote you enjoyed, let us all know with your comments below.

Check out last week’s episode here.



“My best advice to writers is get yourself born in an interesting place.” -Pierre Berton

“It doesn’t really matter who said it – it’s so obviously true. Before you can write anything, you have to notice something.” -John Irving

“Remember: plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Plot is observed after the fact rather than before.” -Ray Bradbury

“A novel is an impression, not an argument; and there the matter must rest.” -Thomas Hardy

“Until you know who you are, you can’t write.” -Salman Rushdie

“The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.” -Richard Peck

“My earliest poems appear almost skeletal to me now – it seems I’ve learned to add meat, muscle, and a nice suit of clothes.” -Wanda Lea Brayton

“Writer’s block is just an excuse by people who don’t write for not writing.” -Giando Sigurani

“The hard part is putting one word after another.” -Jo Linsdell

“No book can be written till it wants to be written, till it shouts to be written, and raises up a persistent din in the writer’s head. And then, if you want peace, you just have to pull it out and freeze it in print. Nothing less would do.” -Jyoti Arora


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9 thoughts on “Ten Quote Tuesday (#34)”

  1. “The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.” -Richard Peck

    This one hit me in just the right way, at just the right moment, to illuminate something I needed to discover about my writing right now. Brilliant!


  2. I loooove Ray Bradbury’s quote. Sometimes you can plan and plan, but you never really know what twists and turns your story is going to take until your character takes over. Sometimes it’s best to just start writing!!


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