Above all: be daring. Be bold. Follow the path the words are creating, but don’t forget that sometimes it’s okay to make your own path and ask them to follow you instead. And never ever be afraid to fail, because in poetry our biggest failures are often our biggest successes.
Topaz Winters, Singapore, writer & musician
Most science fiction stories start off with a big idea. I usually base mine around the question, “What if?” An even better one for me is, “What’s the worst that could happen?”
Sometimes the small concept is even more fun. This is the spice in a sci-fi story. Whenever you create a scene, go back through it and upgrade the technology. Why turn on a light when you can talk to the house?
Craig S. Boyack, American writer
…Just because you decide to write and publish a book doesn’t mean that people are obligated to buy it. I write stories and post them here for free, and some of my close friends don’t bother reading them. And that’s okay. No one should feel obligated to read my work. I want people reading it because they enjoy it.
Miranda Stone, American writer
Which are your favourite quotes by fellow writers? 🙂
Dear friends and readers, I could have selected more awesome quotes; as my personal limit per quote post is 3… 🙂
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Hi Karen! Great quotes as usual. I love Craig S. Boyack’s quote the best. 🙂
Hi Vashti! Thank you so much for the praise. Craig’s quote is a gem. 🙂
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I especially like the 3rd quote. Sometimes we feel that as writers, our friend should be thrilled to be interested in our work. The sad truth is they mostly are not. We write because of the passion, and it warms our heart to know that someone appreciates our words. 🙂
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Oh my goodness, thank you so much for including my quote, Karen. ❤ I was sitting here looking at the first one (because I usually try to guess who said the quotes when they're centred around a certain theme), and trying to figure out why it seemed so familiar… and then I realised. 😉 Thank you! xxx
Several weeks ago, I warned you about that. Your wisdom just needs to be spread, Topaz. ❤
You well deserve a space in my Hall of Fame. 🙂
Oh gosh, you’re right – I do have the memory of a goldfish, don’t I? 😉
You’re too kind, Karen. Thank you so much. xxx
Being quirky, I especially love the first quote.
I also adore and respect Topaz’ words of wisdom. 🙂
“Quirky books” indeed. 😉 Thank you, love! xx
My pleasure. Keep up the great work.
I love Miranda Stone’s quote. Her modesty and generosity are beautiful!.
This quote is awesome and – it inspired me to create this blog post. 🙂
Hi! You know I love your blog, and I nominate you for the Black Wolf Blogger Award! All the rules in my latest post 🙂 Thank you for your great work!
Hi! Thank you so much for this honour! I’ll check the rules tonight and hopefully publish my respective blog post on Sunday or on Monday at the latest. 🙂
Karen, no worries! If you have no time, it is OK. I just want to spread a word about the blogs I am grateful for 🙂
Wow, these take me off in all kinds of directions. Nobody is obligated to buy your book, but if we give everything, including the best, away for free, we are devaluing art in general.
I can truly relate to the feeling that people (friends and/or family) you know in your ‘real’ life are not interested in reading my work. Often it’s a stranger who buys our works…
Great quotes, that last one especially! People shouldn’t have to read a book, they should want to read a book because they want to enjoy it! 😀
Thank you very much, Mishka.
These quotes are awesome and I am really happy that I could share them with you all. 🙂
Cool quotes from cool authors! Great post Karen!
Thank you very much, Ali. I’ll check your blog posts more closely – you will be one of my next ‘victims’. 😉
Oh no! Please dont quote me… you’ll make me totally paranoid lol! Besides, I NEVER say anything clever or wise!!!
When I come across something cool – I’ll ask for your permission first. I promise, Ali. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing my quote, Karen! I’m delighted you enjoyed it enough to include it here. 🙂
I loved that quote right from the start and – as promised – I just had to show it in today’s ‘3 Quotes’ post. 🙂
I like all of them!! My favorite is the one about sci-fi!!
Thank you so much!
Craig is right about that, indeed. 🙂
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Karen is sending me a little blog love today. Please go visit her, and check out the other writers she refers to. I follow all of them.
Wow! What a surprise to find this today. Thank you, Karen. You made my day. I’m going to reblog it too.
Thank you for this quote, Craig. I just had to show it in this blog post. 🙂