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9 Quotes About Writers & Writing

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9 Quotes About Writers & Writing

“Writers use everything. We can’t help it. Whatever touches us touches our writing.” Octavia E. Butler

 

“Creation is a sustained period of bliss, even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there’s the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and that you did it the way only you could do it. You didn’t do it the way somebody told you to do it.” Alice Walker

 

“Dialogue is character. The way that somebody talks, what they say, how they say it is character. And dialogue has to show character. It also has to show plot. And maybe it can be funny along the way.” Neil Gaiman

“A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten.”

“Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.” – Ray Bradbury

 

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” – Octavia E. Butler

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”

“We who make stories know that we tell lies for a living. But they are good lies that say true things, and we owe it to our readers to build them as best we can. Because somewhere out there is someone who needs that story. Someone who will grow up with a different landscape, who without that story will be a different person. And who with that story may have hope, or wisdom, or kindness, or comfort. And that is why we write.” – Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

 

“So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.” Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


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BEST OF 2020: Author of the Year, Book Series of the Year, Cover of the Year, Book of the Year

This year I read books by many different authors – some for the first time – which made picking just one for today’s post particularly hard. So I chose multiple that I equally loved.

 

For Author of the Year, I’ve chosen new-to-me authors whose masterful storytelling wowed me beyond belief. I’m really excited to read more books by these wonderful authors in 2021! 😀✏

Rebecca Ross

Lucy Score

Tracy Deonn

Casey McQuiston

Jasmine Guillory

Talia HIbbert

Marie Lu

Nora Roberts

 

BOOK SERIES of the Year

This was the easiest choice out of all the categories. I highly recommend this YA Fantasy duology. It’s epic and amazing and feelings and magic! 😊📚

 

A ton of books I read this year had beautiful covers, but these three stuck out to me the most. Cover love times a million 💙😍💙

 

The pinnacle of my awesome reading year can be summed up within the books below. These are 100% must reads you’ll want to add to your TBRs 📚🙂❤ My Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2020 are (in no particular order):

Honorbale Mentions: Heartsong by TJ Klune, The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross, Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory, One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London

BONUS! (Also In) Top 26: The House In the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala, The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh, Defy by Sara B. Larson, Ten Rules For Faking It by Sophie Sullivan, Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen, Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell, Breath Like Water by Anna JarzabRaised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Ashlords by Scott Reintgen, Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron


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Weekend Writing Prompt #63

WORD COUNT PROMPT: Write a 100-word story about a kid who finds a strange, magical stone in their grandparent’s attic.

 

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[WIP Talk] My Main Character Is Like A Phoenix

Happy Sunday, Bookworm!

Does music ever inspire your writing? And, if so, which songs?

I am currently obsessed with the song “Phoenix” from the PC game League of Legends, sung by Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza.

This song is epic and really embodies the MC of my WIP and the direction I have him going. It is his anthem and I love it!

Music is everything to me, so it certainly inspires my writing. It even helps me clarify or visualize scenes whenever I’m at a loss for words.

Music and writing are just the best.

Happy Writing!

 

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Weekend Writing Prompt #36

Characters: Who is this character? What kind of story would they be in? What would that story be about? Are they the protagonist or antagonist?

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Weekend Writing Prompt #34

Video Prompt: Write a story inspired by this scene from The Greatest Showman.

 

From Now On
fromThe Greatest Showman
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Weekend Writing Prompt #33

Picture Prompt: Who is this character? Write a short story featuring them.

 

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Weekend Writing Prompt #32

Sentences To Start With: Begin your story with on of the following sentences.

 

  • Finally, I could harness the wind.

  • I am nothing but absolute.

  • Mornings always take my breath away.

  • Let me make just one thing clear.

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Quote of the Day: The Reader & The Writer

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