Quote Explanation

You must find your own quiet center of life, and write from that to the world. — Sarah Orne Jewett

I agree with this quote on many levels. Writing is nearly impossible if one does not find a centre in which they can produce a subject to write in which people would actually find interesting. Capturing an audience is not always an easy thing. Though writing is for yourself, and unto your life, others that are reading need to relate in order to feel like the piece is good. If you find your own quiet centre, deep within yourself, and view the world from the outside in, you can not only write for yourself, but to the people. Analyzing human structure within and without yourself is difficult without having a quiet space to think and rerun ideas. Idealistic tendencies can be formed by spending less time with people, forming your own opinion and stronger ideas for a character you may have in mind. By doing this, you can identify a person that everyone else can see as relatable, but in a way they never thought because it is in everyone but not always shown. Therefore, finding one’s centre within themselves and connecting it to reality, writing to the world in which you’ve separated from is the root of all writing that is excellent.

Scavenger Hunt Quotes

A writer paradoxically seeks the truth and tells lies every step of the way. – Anne Lamott

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. — Jessamyn West

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. — Willa Cather

You must find your own quiet center of life, and write from that to the world. — Sarah Orne Jewett

Good writing is bad writing that was rewritten. –Marc Raibert

As a writer you are free … You are the country where you make up the rules, the laws. You are both dictator and obedient populace. It is a country nobody has ever explored before. It is up to you to make the maps, to build the cities. Nobody else in the world can do it, or ever could do it, or ever will be able to do it again. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Write a first draft as though you were thinking aloud, not carving a monument. — Patricia T. O’Connor

When people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. — Neil Gaiman

In writing fiction, the more fantastic the tale, the plainer the prose should be. Don’t ask your readers to admire your words when you want them to believe your story. — Ben Bova

The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say. — Anais Nin