You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
from A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
At my library, we’ve started an author of the month display. In honor of the season, the movie and a very prolific children’s writer, I chose R.L. Stine. So, for all my fellow writers out there, here’s some of his wisdom (That second one I really need to work on!):
If you want to be a writer, don’t worry so much about writing. Read as much as you can. Read as many different writers as you can. Soak up the styles.R.L. StineI set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.R.L. Stine
quotes found brainyquote.com
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
~Sir Terry Pratchett
Let’s go upset some people in honor of the master.