"The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see -- every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties."
-- Graham Greene
"You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it."
-- Neil Gaiman
"We're past the age of heroes and hero kings. ... Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it's up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting."
-- John Updike
"Write about what makes you different."
-- Sandra Cisneros
"When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand."
-- Raymond Chandler
"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
-- Toni Morrison
"Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers."
-- Ray Bradbury
The idea for this prompt came from Creative Writing Now: http://www.creative-writing-now.com. Thank you!
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