Wednesday, May 03, 2006

No tears...No surprises...

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader."

--Robert Frost

5 Comments:

Blogger Cara Putman said...

What a great quote -- especially the part about surprises. My completed suspense was pretty fully outlined and then God changed the ending. Made it a lot more fun to write at the end, but a definite surprise :-)c

9:45 AM  
Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

EVERY fiction book I write has a different ending than I anticipated (i.e. plotted). And usually it is MUCH better.

On my newest book, Arms of Deliverance, (coming out in July) the ending is THE BEST. I can say that because I was praying about it and God plopped it in my head.

I immediately pointed to the sky. "God, You are TOO COOL!" It still brings a smile to my face thinking about it.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Katie Hart said...

Cool quote. I'm copying it for my quote file.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

That is a beautiful quote!

Hi Tricia...I linked over here from Camy's blog. :)

8:59 PM  
Blogger Jim Thompson said...

My first audience is myself. If writing a story is tedious work, can reading it be much easier?

9:00 PM  

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