"As writers, we learn most of what we know just by watching the pros, don't we?" ~John R. Trimble
"Here's a good rule to remember about rattlesnakes and scorpions: If you don't bother them, they won't bother you. Usually." Louis Sachar, Holes, p.4.
"Stanley's father was an inventor. To be a successful inventor you need three things: intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck." Louis Sachar, Holes, p.8.
"The reader is probably asking: Why would anyone go to Camp Green Lake?" Louis Sachar, Holes, p.5.
"The interest around the table sharpened palpably: Some stiffened, others fidgeted, all gazing at Snape and Voldemort." J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p.3.
"There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightening, rolling over in a tractor and old age" (p. 35; Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent).
"I can remember lying awake in a hotel in downtown Washington listening to the sounds of an August night wash in through the open window: sirens, car horns, the thrum of neon from the hotel sign, the swish of traffic, people laughing, people yelling ..."(114; Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent).
"What Jason had been thinking, what had taken his breath away was this: He could make up someone, someone suspicious."Robert Cormier, The Rag and Bone Shop, page 91
"She wore a long, straight dress made of some amazing woven material that brought to mind the double rainbow Turtle and I saw on our first day in Tucson: twice as many colors as you ever knew existed."Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees, p.138.
It’s a good show: Bobby and His Disappearing Breakfast, now appearing on the Big Screen of Life in the Kitchen of the Weird. (pg. 5)-Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill" Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, p.34.
"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home... "First sentence of The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
"At sixteen she had a style of her own: and she knew what style was.""Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
I look at my little sister and think how she has inherited the best qualities our family has to offer: my mother's healing hands, my father's level head, and my fight.Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, p. 184.
I look at my little sister and think how she has inherited the best qualities our family has to offer: my mother's healing hands, my father's level head, and my fight.Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, p. 184
"It was the usual stuff: a bake sale, eye exams, a book fair, something about a sewage leak in the cafeteria." David Lubar, "Kid Appeal" Guys Read:Funny Business,Edited by Jon Scieszka, p72
“A break in the crowd reveals what they are all clustered around: a series of screens on the wall to my left.”Veronica Roth, Divergent, page 380
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