“There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot–things are not as they seem.” –Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson’s philosophy about plot aligns closely with mine. What is your attitude towards the subject? Please share in the comments!
“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.” –Max Ernst
American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born on 22 December 1869:
Edwin Arlington Robinson
“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” –Edwin Arlington Robinson
“The first draft is just telling yourself the story.” — Terry Pratchett
“Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down, it’s lost.” –Ruth Stone
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Robert Louis Stevenson was born on this day in 1850.
Robert Louis Stevenson by Count Girolamo Nerli (1892). Scottish National Gallery.
“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” -Louis L’Amour
“I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” –Virginia Woolf
“The best work that anybody ever is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.” writes –Arthur Miller
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