"It is not enough for the hero to triumph, he must change the world." -- Blake Snyder, SAVE THE CAT
"Cracking the door open for teenage drama doesn't mean throwing that door wide for sterotypical characters or hokey dialogue that over-emotes to make up for a flat plot." -- Deborah Halverson, WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES
Do you have a writing quote to share?
I love the Halverson quote.ReplyDelete
I included some writing quotations in today's post at my blog.
Have a nice weekend!
The universe is not made of atoms. It's made of tiny stories.ReplyDelete
I'm reading Save the Cat! right now. So many novelists were recommending it last year and I finally got around to reading it. It's great so far and can definitely be applied super well for novelists!ReplyDelete
I have a million favorite quotes on writing, as you might know from my weekly quote posts, LoL. Here's one from yesterday's persistence quotes that I love:
"The bottom line is not how fast you make your dream come true, but how steadily you pursue it." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
I love SAVE THE CAT! I'll have to pick up the Deborah Halverson book next :)ReplyDelete
Well, I already shared this one today, but it's a classic so here goes. "Writing should be like a woman's skirt. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting." :) Thanks to my old English prof for that one!ReplyDelete
I have a quote post lined up somewhere in the future. Here's a preview of one of the quotes: "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." by Stephen KingReplyDelete
No quotes to share, just a new follower from the A-Z trail. Enjoying your blog very much.ReplyDelete
"I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living." Anne Morrow LindberghReplyDelete
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." William Wordsworth
Nice post! Brilliant...asking to share. :-)ReplyDelete
"It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write." ~Sinclair Lewis
A favourite quote of mine is from Maya Angelou, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."ReplyDelete
A to Z of Nostalgia
Someone already shared my current favorite (the atoms one), but the ones you shared are great too!ReplyDelete
"I try to leave out the parts that people skip." Elmore LeonardReplyDelete
"When humor goes, there goes civilization." - Erma Bombeck.ReplyDelete
Margo, I'm back to blogging, picked up the lovely award you left for me, and gave you a shout out on my post today.
Oh I love this post. What a great idea.ReplyDelete
The only one i can think of is "Murder your Darlings!"