Word After Word After Word Quotes

Rate this book
Clear rating
Word After Word After Word Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
1,475 ratings, 3.84 average rating, 351 reviews
Open Preview
Word After Word After Word Quotes (showing 1-9 of 9)
“You will have a story in there. . . or a character, a place, a poem, a moment in time. When you find it, you will write it. Word after word after word after word.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“Some words may make you happy, some may make you said. Maybe some will make you angry. What I hope. . . what I hope is that something will whisper in your ear.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“I, myself, write to change my life, to make it come out the way I want it to. But other people write for other reasons: to see more closely what it is they are thinking about, what they may be afraid of. Sometimes writers write to solve a problem, to answer their own question. All these reasons are good reasons. And that is the most important thing I'll ever tell you. Maybe it is the most important thing you'll ever hear. Ever.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“Writing... is ... brave. You are brave.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“Sadness is
Steam rising
Tears falling
A breath you take in
But can't let out
As hard as you try.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“This is important to writing. . . that is, it is important to my own writing. This. . . is landscape! Mine. This dirt came from the prairie where I was a child. I played in it, dug in it, planted in it, and walked over it. It is where I began. And all my writing begins with a landscape such as this. A place.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“Outlines are silly. Once you write the outline, there’s no reason to write the story. You write to participate . . . to find out what is going to happen!”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“You have a story in there, Lucy,” she said, touching my head. “Or a character, a place, a poem, a moment in time. When you find it, you will write it. Word after word after word after word,” she whispered.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word
“Out of our writer mouths Will come clouds Rising to the sky Dropping rain words below. And when the clouds leave The sun will shine down word After word After word Planting our stories in the earth. —Russell”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word