He who writes carelessly confesses thereby at the very outset that he does not attach much importance to his own thoughts. – Arthur Schopenhauer
restaurant – nearby baby finds me interesting
It took Jill three tries to commit suicide by roller coaster. The centrifugal force pushed her down in her seat on the best turn.
I’m just writing a story that I want to read. – Jean Marie Auel
bluejays and sparrows early morning traffic jam at the bird feeder
Lily made a loud rumbling noise and rained a handful of dirt onto her doll, recreating the landslide that had wrecked her town.
The beginning writer needs talent, application and aspirin. – James Thurber
fresh ink – yesterday’s news lands on the porch
Eventually the waters became still again, but the fish did not quickly return after the destroyer cleaved the little boat in half.
Good writing works from a simple premise: your experience is not yours alone, but in some sense a metaphor for everyone’s. – Dorianne Laux