“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” Orson Scott Card
“I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.” Edgar Rice Burroughs
“Make everybody fall out of the plane first, and then explain who they were and why they were in the plane to begin with.” Nancy Ann Dibble
“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” Russell Baker
“Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.” Matthew Arnold
“Books want to be born: I never make them. They come to me and insist on being written, and on being such and such.” Samuel Butler
This video is a fast-forward through making a book cover, for the third in a series.
“If you start with a bang, you won’t end with a whimper.” T.S. Eliot
Check out Grant Snider’s website.
A great all-type video: Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.