Quote of the Day Archives
Fiction is a pack of lies that masquerades as truth. Don't risk spoiling your carefully crafted lies with too much truth—or with too little.
Ingermanson, Randy (0)
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.
Capote, Truman (0)
All the elements of good writing depend on the writer's skill in choosing one word instead of another.
Prose, Francine (0)
Good prose almost always requires both showing and telling, scenes and summary, the two basic components of creative prose.
Alberts, Laurie (0)
If he can give his readers no reason why they should read his book, except that the events happened to him, it is not a valid book.
Rand, Ayn (0)
A story consists of someone wanting something and having trouble getting it.
Glover, Douglas (0)
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible.
Serling, Rod (0)
Plot is a map and I begin with it. It is what made me admire the novels of the 19th century; that the stories are foreshadowed. They’re going someplace.
Irving, John (0)
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Angelou, Maya (0)
Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, or, rather, rearranges the things of his world in a new way which pleases him?
Freud, Sigmund (0)