Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cats on Mats

"The cat sat on the mat is not a story. The cat sat on the other cat's mat is a story." 
~ John LeCarre



 Okay now, be honest - 
How many cats on other cats' mats do you have in your story? 
 

23 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

I love this... These quotes always leave me giggling and the cat with his mouth wide open has me in one heck of a giggle fit!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

What a cute kittie. :D

No cats in my story. But fortunately I do have conflict. Lots of it. :D

Old Kitty said...

OH I am so working on it!!!! I so need more cats in other cats' mats in my stories!! thank you!! Take care
x

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm writing a story that's almost entirely cats occupying other cats mats. Oh the havoc that brings! :)

Talli Roland said...

Love that quote!

I have quite a few in my novels. :)

Faith E. Hough said...

LOL :)

Shari said...

I don't know, but that kitty is WAY cute!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. with a tiger in the tank like that one .. a great many!

Beautiful kitten .. could come and live here any day .. old cat's mats not so sure!!

Cheers Hilary

Jennie Englund said...

Mats or no mats, cats are a great story in themselves!

bfav said...

The Cat Sat on a Mat is an actual book for early readers. But that fat cat sits on the rat's mat so I guess it follows the rules. Great quote.

Kenda said...

I love this quote :-)

Tamika: said...

This is a hoot! And it makes me want to race to the keyboard:)

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Nisa said...

The funny thing is I don't have cats or mats! But hey, there's some sitting... ;)

Lindsay said...

Great quote.

My story cat can't get on the mat because a mouse has commanded it. lol.

Chris Phillips said...

I like the quote.

Kristin said...

Ah... conflict. Great quote. :)

Trisha said...

I saw this quote elsewhere & loved it :) Hmm...I have a fair few cats on other cats' mats in my contemp romance. lol

Donna Hole said...

Simply awesome.

......dhole

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Shannon, oh, what a perfect combination: cute kitty and cool quote. So much is said in so few words. Love it! :)

The cats who sit on mats of other cats are much more interesting than those who mind their own business.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Hehe! Funny because my daughter is reading beginning readers and one is about sitting on a mat. And it has a cat!

Theresa Milstein said...

A cat on another cat's mat? Hmmm. Right now I have a protagonist whose two best friends despise one another. They're both trying to sit on her mat and push the other away!

Bluebell Books said...

yeah, agree, a story has to have plot, or conflicts, otherwise, it is flat and uninteresting.

short and powerful post.
your words inspire.

Susanne Drazic said...

LOL

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