All it takes is a spark. A tiny flash of fire to ignite a flame that flares and ignites the match, that flares and ignites the match, that flares and ignites the match... Writerly Inspiration is a collection of quotes, new ones featured weekly, to stoke the gift from one writer to the next....
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Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats!
I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.
Dreams are true while they last; and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred Lord Tennison
Dreams are [like alchemy]...turning something awful into something...better.
Rossi (Criminal Minds)
Monsters are real; and ghosts are real too...they live inside us. And sometimes, they win.
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
All of us have skeletons in our closet...some of us just have better locks.
It's always too early to quit.
Norman Vincent Peale
“I want to see thirst in the syllables, touch fire in the sound, feel through the dark for the scream.” Pablo Neruda, quoted by Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
"When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done." Stephen King, November 1973
“You see things and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw
A dream you don’t fight for can haunt you the rest of your life.
Trauma does not create a monster. A man always has a choice.