Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Alfred Hitchcock

"We try to tell a good story and develop a hefty plot. Themes emerge as we go along"– Alfred Hitchcock

Nuggets for August

Some good links you may have missed.

Make 'em cry

How to promote on Goodreads

Having trouble with your hook? Patricia Wrede always has thoughtful advice.

Whether you're writing a thriller or not, Jodie Renner has the best advice for opening your story.

On the more technical side, this is a great compilation of writer tools:

The importance of tension and how to get there.

Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. – Albert Einstein

(Important to remember when writing romance.)

Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Jacques Barzun

Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper, not eternal bronze: let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. - Jacques Barzun