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Krya Leigh, Queen Bee

Why is remembering to post on the blog somehow harder than writing a novel in itself?


I’ve been trying to write a draft of this new story I’ve {Sort of} come up with. I decided looking up quotes from famous amazing authors to help inspire me.

I’ll share a few.

{I’m sure we’ve used some of these over the years, but still. It’s nice to read something inspiring. Especially when you’re not feeling inspired by your own ideas}

“Cut out all those explanation marks. An explanation mark is like laughing at your own joke.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald.

“Laugh at your own jokes.”- Neil Gaiman.

“If you are using dialogue- Say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.” -John Steinbeck

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”- Stephen King.

{I think this is him giving me permission to murder everyone in my book}

“The historian records, but the novelist creates.”- E. M. Forster

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”- George Orwell

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” -Robert Frost

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”- Neil Gaiman

“You can make anything by writing.”- C.S Lewis

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”- Jack London

And with that, I better go hunt some inspiration down for myself!

Happy writing!!

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