98 Motivational Moments

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More Motivational Moments…for Writers!

By Trisha Sugarek

TrishaSugarekPlot:  I am currently finishing my newest novel and I have to tell you, the loosely-built plot that I had envisioned when I began is gone by the wayside. Way, way off and into the forest, in fact. About halfway through, the characters took me on a journey, making their own decisions, loving who they wanted to love, building their homesteads their way. When this happens to me, I welcome their storyline in… They know better than I do at that point. My characters write a better story than I ever could.

“The last thing I want to do is spoil a book with plot. I think a plot is the last resort of bad writers. I’m a lot more interested in characters and situations; following where it goes. In Cujo, I was as surprised as my readers when the little kid died at the end.” 

—Stephen King

“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” 

—Robert Frost

‘As a writer, I marinate, speculate and hibernate.’  Trisha Sugarek

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