SCBWI Canada East Blog

November 5, 2018

5:15 PM 0
From the 1865 illos by John Tenniel
of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
The Red King's wise words to the White Rabbit might seem like the obvious Alice quote for writers:

Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
But if you're trying to draft a book in one month, and you still need to come up with 1,000 words today and you're worried they won't be any good so you're thinking of giving up on the whole idea, it's clearly the Red Queen's shout to the courtroom that you must heed:

Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.
Good luck! Keep writing. And feel free to pass on an inspirational quote of your own to encourage your fellow SCBWI members this month.