This round is about some of our favorite inspirational quotes about writing...or maybe about life in general. I want to share four. This first one applies so well to writing picture books, especially since mine are often below 500 words apiece, and I share it often when I do school programs:
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug. Mark Twain
This one reminds me of my priorities:
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau
This one I strive for:
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
And this, by my favorite writer, is always in the back of my head when I write novels:
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.