Quotes to Write By – Day 17

I love watching shows and reading books that involve a lot of conflict, tension, and suspense.

“I love reading books where nothing happens and the characters just stand around doing nothing.” Said No One Ever

Likewise, as a writer I want to make sure that I give my readers what they want and screaming for more.

For example, let’s consider this quote by John LeCarre, “the cat sat on the mat is not a story. The cat sat on the other cat’s mat is a story.”

Today’s main quote delves into deeper explanation:

Quote #17

“Our instinct as human beings is to provide answers, to ease tension. As writers our job is the opposite, to create tension and not dispel it immediately.”

Sol Stein

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