"I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles."
Shannon Hale
“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.”
H.G. Wells
“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"However great a person's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once."
Jean Rousseau
"Plot is the route you take, story is the journey you make." (Ashton) "Structure is the map." (Williams)
Paul Ashton, Allison K Williams