“If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” Dan Poynter
“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
“Poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci
“When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means.” Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
“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
“If a book is well-written, I always find it too short.” Jane Austen
“…Words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
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!
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” Frank Herbert
You are infected with a disease that makes everyone, even your family, look like your greatest enemy. What do you think happens?