I Was Never Given A Sense That Poetry Was Something Flowery Or Light

At school, I was never given a sense that poetry was something flowery or light. It’s a complex and controlled way of using language. Rhythms and the music of it are very important. But the difficulty is that poetry makes some kind of claim of honesty.

11 Tobias Hill Quotes – Inspirational Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2020). Retrieved 30 March 2020, from https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/tobias-hill-quotes

Start Writing No Matter What

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L’Amour Quotes (Author of Last of the Breed). (2020). Retrieved 22 March 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/858.Louis_L_Amour

Cooking Is The Best Way To Unwind At The End Of A Long Writing Day

Cooking is the best way to unwind at the end of a long writing day. There’s something mindless and hands-on about cooking, which makes it feel like the very opposite of writing, which is heady but inactive.

Lauren Kate Quotes (Author of Fallen). (2020). Retrieved 21 March 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2905297.Lauren_Kate

I Write About Love As A Superpower

I don’t write about love because it makes for easy, passive heroes. I write about how love makes my characters more autonomous, more self-possessed, more opinionated and powerful. I write about characters who pursue relationships that make them the people they want to become. I write about love as a superpower.

Lauren Kate Quotes (Author of Fallen). (2020). Retrieved 21 March 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2905297.Lauren_Kate