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Please share what inspires you, has touched you or is in some way memorable for you. I'm very fond of quotes by writers that give me a peek inside their skulls, like this one. :)

Often I'll find clues to where the story might go by figuring out where the characters would rather not go. - Doug Lawson

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Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. - William Strunk
I love that one, Barbara. Henry Thoreau takes up a lot of room in my quotes collection. I'll be adding that one! Thanks. :)

Barbara Pennanen said:
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable
ability of man to elevate his life by conscious Endeavor.
by Henry Thoreau.
Heck, I can never spell that name, Cricket! LOL. I think you got it right anyway. That's a wonderful analogy. :)

Cricket said:
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man without trials. Confuscious Kay, I sure hope I spelled that right..didn't look.:)

Kay Elizabeth said:
Circumstances dictate.

I'm thinking on that....dictate everything? Let me chew that over awhile. :) And I'll go check out your video now. Good to hear that something I did inspired you. Hope it was me LOL. Dashing there as we speak. :)

Cricket said:
Kay, I have a quote that has helped keep my sanity. It's mine and it goes "Circumstances dictate." :)...and by the way, check out the video I uploaded called Steel Gray Days. It's the little piece inspired from your post in the group poetry, I believe....if memory serves...:)
;) lol possibly. all depends upon the human.

Kay Elizabeth said:
I like that Betty. Can't we have a bit of both?? :)

Betty Damil said:
"...Life is a Tragedy to those who feel, and a Comedy to those who think...."
~ unknown
When the power of love overcomes the love of power we will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix
I like that!!

Cricket said:
When the power of love overcomes the love of power we will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy (A. K. A. one of the greatest novelists EVER!)
Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed. - Wolcott Gibbs
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart. - Judy Collins
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. - Truman Capote
This I am learning. As I write my third adventure the lessons are hitting home. I now rad books differently, with an eye on how the author has constructed the story, down to its nuts and bolts. Do you find that the way you read changes the way you write?





Kay Elizabeth said:
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. - William Strunk
Stephen King said it best, Sean. "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."


Sean Noonan said:
This I am learning. As I write my third adventure the lessons are hitting home. I now rad books differently, with an eye on how the author has constructed the story, down to its nuts and bolts. Do you find that the way you read changes the way you write?





Kay Elizabeth said:
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. - William Strunk

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