Writing Prompt: The Cat Sat on the Mat

Sometimes the best stories start with something simple. An observation of an ordinary thing, whether it is someone sitting on a park bench reading a book or a honey bee landing on a flower. Someone walks their dog by the water of Leith and out of nowhere, something extraordinary can happen. Maybe just for fun... Continue Reading →

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A writer and nothing else:  a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.  ~John K. Hutchens

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There are many reasons why novelists write – but they all have one thing in common: a need to create an alternative world. - John Fowles

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The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.  ~Norbet Platt

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. - Hannah Arendt

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If you have other things in your life - family, friends, good productive day work - these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer. - David Brin

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Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer. - Barbara Kingsolver

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