Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Words are a puzzle; put them together the right way and you get something beautiful.
A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing.
Always move forward. Shelumiel liked to tell her that. He would look at her and say: “When you find yourself up against a strong force, always move forward. Never Stop. Something will have to give, and you know it won’t be you.”
–Flames of Courage by Hannah Heath
“I used to love the old stories when I was your age,” said Ms. Snoops. “I would pick up bits and pieces, do some digging, and fill in the holes myself, metaphorically speaking.”
–One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin
I work backwards with the ending in mind as I create art, stories, poems and books. Always in a process of becoming.
Tossing aside his pick, Ben winced when it clunked dully against some guy’s head. Not that the dead man could feel it. Judging by the snarl on the corpse’s rigid face, the last two things he’d felt were rage and a Philistine javelin through the chest.
-Forsaken Sons Trilogy, Book 1: The Three by Christa Kinde