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nNov • el [nov-uh l]


1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.

2. physical proof of the months, and sometimes years, writers have spent in imaginary places.

3. a transportation device capable of taking the reader into the world inside the writer’s head.

Writer’s Quotes

“Writing a novel is like traveling the universe on foot.” ~ Dennis R. Miller

“I often find that a novel, even a well-written and compelling novel, can become a blur to me soon after I’ve finished reading it. I recollect perfectly the feeling of reading it, the mood I occupied, but I am less sure about the narrative details. It is almost as if the book were, as Wittgenstein said of his propositions, a ladder to be climbed and then discarded after it has served its purpose.”~ Sven Birkerts

“Novels can tell us so much about life. They have the power to enrich our own lives in so many different ways. They’re not just for entertaining us, although that would be enough.”~ Victoria Connelly

“Every novel is an attempt to capture time, to weave something solid out of air. The author knows it is an impossible task – that is why he keeps on trying.”~ David Beaty

mmem • oir [mem-wahr]


1. a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.

2. a biography or biographical sketch.

3. a story where you leave all the boring parts out, enhance the truth enough to make it interesting, and swear that it all happened exactly that way.

Writer’s Quotes

“Anyone who believes you can’t change history has never tried to write his memoirs.” ~ David Ben-Gurion

“Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction.” ~ Frank Harris

“Some people think memoirs should be held to a perfect journalistic standard. Some people don’t. Obviously I don’t. My goal was never to create or to write a perfect journalistic standard of my life. It was always to be as literature.” ~ James Frey


llit • er • al • ly [lit-er-uh-lee]

1. actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The city was literally destroyed.

2. one of the quickest way to annoy a writer when used incorrectly: I literally screamed my head off. (Oh, really? Did you?)

3. another swift way to annoy a writer when used unnecessarily: I literally ate dinner. (Wow. Really glad you threw that extra word in there. Otherwise, I literally would not have understood your statement.)

Literally a Short Story About Literally

I do not have any quotes about the word literally. I searched for them, but literally could not find any. (see what I did there, #3) But I did have a creative writing teacher tell me once on an opening scene where my MC ran to the door and tore it open, that I needed to change that.

“She couldn’t literally tear open the door,” he said. “Not unless she’s a werewolf or something.”

She wasn’t.

He went on to tell me, “It would be better if she ripped the door off the hinges.”

“Well, she couldn’t literally rip the door off the hinges,” I said before I could stop myself.

He just stared at me for a minute and then added, “Well, if it was a screen door, she could.”

Needless to say, that opening scene assignment did not get an A.



kKin • dred [kin-drid]

1. natural relationship; affinity

2. having the same belief, attitude, or feeling: We are kindred spirits on the issue of the need for bookstores.

3.the overwhelming feeling of belonging and connection writers feel toward others writers

4. the sense of knowing the character in a favorite book so well that you find yourself sometimes wondering if that character is also thinking about you

Writer’s Quotes

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ~ L.M. Montgomery

“You and I are more than friends. We’re like a really small gang.” ~ Author Unknown

“We are kindred spirits, forged in different fires but kindred.” ~ Aaron Polson


jJug • gle [jugh-uh l]

1. to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching

2. to manage or alternate the requirements of (two or more tasks, responsibilities, activities, etc.) so as to handle each adequately: to juggle the obligations of job and school

3. the daily life of a writer between relationships, home life, and the responsibilities of writing and promoting

Writer’s Quotes

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls…are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” ~ James Patterson

“Writing a screenplay, for me, is like juggling. It’s like, how many balls can you get in the air at once? All those ideas have to float out there to a certain point, and then they’ll crystallize into a pattern.” ~ James Cameron

“Like most of us, I’m used to juggling about 52 roles in life. Wife. Mother. Sister. Friend. Author. Sometimes I feel a bit ‘multiple-personality’.” ~ Sophie Kinsella

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