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Friday Quote: Dan Poynter

“If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” Dan Poynter

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Friday Quote: F. Scott Fitzgerald

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings—that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Friday Quote: Leonardo da Vinci

“Poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

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Friday Quote: Umberto Eco

“When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means.” Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

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Friday Quote: Julian Barnes

“Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.” Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot

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Friday Quote: Jane Austen

“If a book is well-written, I always find it too short.” Jane Austen

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Friday Quote: Cassandra Clare

“…Words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

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Writing Prompts

A husband and wife are meeting in a restaurant to finalize the terms of their impending divorce. Write the scene from the point of view of the restaurant busboy. Take the story where you think it should go!

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Friday Quote: Frank Herbert

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” Frank Herbert

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Writing Prompt

You are infected with a disease that makes everyone, even your family, look like your greatest enemy. What do you think happens?

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