QUOTES FROM JOSHUA MOHR'S LECTURE ON CHARACTER THIS MORNING

(aka just check out his books to see these characters in action because he knows what he's talking about)
  1. "What I care about is that beautiful tangle of strengths and weaknesses."
  2. "Be thorough explorers in the shame cave."
  3. "Art is not efficient."
  4. "Where does this guy live at the beginning of the book? It might be Bastardtown, USA."
  5. "I have to imagine that Virginia Woolf is the first one to read my book, crawling out of the grave to go to the nearest indie bookstore to say 'Give me the newest Mohr'. (And then the next two are Sam Shepard and Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips.)"
  6. "Nobody wants to read your 'pretty good' book."