“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
~ Robert Frost
Do you ever re-watch particular scenes of movies or re-read certain parts of a book because you loved that moment so much? You probably know what I mean. You can skip through most of a story for that one moment when you really felt something, be it surprise, elation, fear—whatever. But the story creator did it so well, sometimes you have to revisit that moment, to feel it again.
This brings me to today’s quote by Robert Frost:
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
We know what’s coming in our stories, but we can still write it in a way that surprises us, or makes us cry, or gives us that elation. I always think of Back to the Future. I know Marty is going to make it in time for the lightning. I know
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