Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Monday...

That's right, it's Monday.  Another week is starting and it's time to get things accomplished.  I know most folks don't really care for Monday, but since it keeps showing up, we might as well get used to the darn thing.

So, here's a bit of motivaton for today.

"Don’t write what you know—what you know may bore you, and thus bore your readers. Write about what interests you—and interests you deeply—and your readers will catch fire at your words."
Valerie Sherwood

I love this quote.  How about you?  Got a favorite motivational/inspirational writing quote?  Share with us in the comment section. :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that quote as well! A blogger once paraphrased it as "Don't write what you know. Write what you like."

It's always my response when people snort derisively "I thought you were supposed to write what you *know*" when I say I write fantasy.

One of my favorite writing quotes is from Madeleine L'Engle:

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."