- Use as many adverbs a possible to save time.
- Come out of flashbacks with something clever like this: "Her thought returned to the present."
- Be sure to impress the reader with your stellar vocabulary. Inchoate or vitreous should do the job.
- Your characters should do a lot of these things: raise their eyebrows, shake their heads and sigh.
- Charles Dickens touched objects three times for good luck. Really? How silly. *touch, touch, touch*
- The life span of a taste bud is about 10 days. Will it survive longer if I feed it chocolate?
- A large river hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four-foot child. I'm off to buy some platform heels just in case a hippo drops by.
- Alec Guiness is the only actor to receive a best acting nomination of a performance in any of the Star Wars films. That makes total sense.
"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor." Albert Einstein
"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking." John Kenneth Galbraith
What are your pointers for remaining an amateur writer? I'm going to a Valentines Day party, so can you give me some more fodder? I suck at "small talk." Any pithy quotes you want to share? Please do.