Daily Quote


Do you remember getting the dreaded “Compare and Contrast” homework assignment in school? I remember her voice and her words still freeze my blood. “Students, the assignment is to write a five-page, single-spaced paper comparing and contrasting the lives and writings of Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman.” Can you feel the panic? These two have nothing in common.

But doing your research you stumble on one insignificant fact. Neither Louisa May Alcott nor Walt Whitman ever married. Does this resonate and influence their writing? If so, I have a story I will struggle to contain in five pages.

What fact does your protagonist and your antagonist share? Does it tie them together, makes them the same? How has the same fact driven them to opposite ends of the universe?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

7 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. you discussion here is so spot on! what attracts does not necessarily have to be the same interest, what keeps them together could be something totally opposite too, similarly people who are too alike will repulse each other in the long run. but there will be something that destines them to meet and connect, that is what the writer has to keep the reader looking out for and engaged till the reveal.

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