“I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem.”

“Had it not been for this unscheduled series of events, her daughter and I would not have fallen in love. And I would still be eating lobster every Tuesday night.
Incredible.”

Opening and Closing Lines from “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion.

Writing Inspiration: The Rosie Project

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Writing Inspiration: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Book:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Author:

J.K. Rowling

Opening Lines:

“Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

Closing Lines:

“Oh, I will.” said Harry, and they were surprised at the grin that was spreading over his face. “They don’t know we’re not allowed to use magic at home. I’m going to have a lot of fun with Dudley this summer…”

 

Writing Inspiration: Looking For Alaska

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Novel:

Looking for Alaska

Author:

John Green

Opening Lines:

The week before I left my family and Florida and the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going-away party. To say that I had low expectations would be to underestimate the matter dramatically.

Closing Lines:

So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Edison’s last words were, “It’s very beautiful over there.”

I don’t know where there is, but I know it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.

Writing Inspiration: Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)

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Imagine Dragons Cha-Ching

 

Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Album:

Night Visions

Song:

Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)

I love these lyrics because they’re so motivational and inspiring. I really like the image of doing something whilst your blood is boiling, and you have real motivation that comes with being young.

Writing Inspiration: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Novel:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author:

John Green and David Levithan

Opening Lines:

“When I was little, my dad used to tell me, ‘Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”

Closing Lines:

“the applause continues. i look up at tiny cooper. he may be heavy, but right now he floats.”

 

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Writing Inspiration: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

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Book Cover for Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

Novel:

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

Author:

Morgan Matson

Opening Lines:

I sat on the front steps of my house and watched the beige Subaru station wagon swing too quickly around the cul-de-sac. This was a rookie mistake, one made by countless FedEx guys.

Closing Lines:

Then I signaled, turned up the volume, and pulled back out onto the highway.

 

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Writing Inspiration: Viva Forever

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Viva Forever Spice Girls

CD cover for Viva Forever by Spice Girls

Artist:

Spice Girls

Album:

Spice World

Song:

Viva Forever

Favourite Line:

Do you still remember

How we used to be

Feeling together, believe in whatever.

 

Yes I still remember

Every whispered word

The touch of your skin, giving life from within

Like a love song that I’d heard.

 

 

*PS – I am not ashamed to say that I used to be quite a Spice Girls fan ;)”

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