Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

“Think of the basket of each character’s life: what holds the ectoplasm together–what are this person’s routines, beliefs? What little things would your characters write in their journals: I ate this, I hate that, I did this, I took the dog for a long walk, I chatted with my neighbor. This is all the stuff that tethers them to the earth and to other people, all the stuff that makes each character think that life sort of makes sense.”–Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird