Monday, September 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom From Writers

The best time

for planning a book is while you're

doing the dishes.

~ Agatha Christie ~


  1. Oh my goodness! I LOVE that quote! I love the words themselves, and their author. It's true too, isn't it? The best way to entertain yourself while doing housework, is to image what shall happen next in your story.


  2. I'm so glad you like the quotation! The funny thing is, as I was writing it out, I thought, "I bet Emma would LOVE this!" ;-)

    Yours in Christ,

  3. That is so true!

  4. Second-best time, then: While mowing a large lawn with a riding lawnmower. :) That's why I don't really mind being the official lawn-mower -- it gives you lots of time to dream!

  5. And don't I know it! I get some of my best ideas while washing pots and pans. The trouble is remembering them to write down later on.

  6. I can imagine Agatha Christie doing that- her novels would fit perfectly with a load of dishes.

    Maria Pauline

  7. That is a very humorous quote! :D I really like the picture. Ever since I was really little I've like buttons. I actually have three typewriters, for their vintage-ness and button-goodness.

    May God Bless!
    Miss Emily Rose

  8. Should send me running to wash those dishes waiting in the kitchen! Actually, when I was the dishes I generally talk or listen to classical dishes. If I think of stories, it is generally when I'm out walking!


  9. Kim D of At Sea Level10/01/2008 5:26 PM

    Oh I love Agatha Christie.
    I confess. I manage to get my best ideas in the shower. Least it is still fitting with the washing theme, right?!


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