Writing Thoughts: Things are not what they seem…

There is only one plot.  Things are not what they seem. — Jim Thompson When I set out to create these writing thoughts posts each week, I usually peruse a list of quotes by well-known authors and latch on to the first one to really grab my attention that day. Today that is exactly what…

Writing Thoughts: Homework for the rest of your life…

Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. — Lawrence Kasdan, screenplay writer and author Kasdan, the screenplay writer of some major motion pictures in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises among other things, is 100% correct.  Being a writer, and especially a daily blogger, means I’ve signed myself…

Writing Thoughts: Lightning bugs and lightning…

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. — Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain I’ve always liked this quote, although it wasn’t until I went looking for the source that I realized most of…