…and then I must write a few of my own.
Forgot one more favorite writer’s line from A Knight’s Tale. Our hero Will is kissing the girl at the end of the movie, and his men are watching from the sidelines.
Chaucer says: I think I’m going to have to write some of this story down."
Chaucer: "No, no. All of it. All human activity lies within the artist’s scope." Wicked smile at Wat: "Maybe not yours…"
Yes, all human activity lies within the artist/writer’s scope. Novelists are often asked where we get our ideas. The answer: Everywhere. Everything we see, smell, hear, read. We absorb it like sponges and then let it leak out of us onto the pages. I’ve even eviscerated in fiction (see yesterday’s post) a time or two, but my lips are sealed about those particulars.