"Write something, anything, and go from there."
"Tease out the unusual imbedded in the common."
"The reaction between the writer and the subject is what's new."
"Set a time limit for yourself and just go" Use twitter, she says.
"Build it first, and then you can make it better." On editing.
"Switch your writing location. Get up and go somewhere else!"
"By taking little day trips, side roads, you're figuring out who your characters are." On writing exercises.
"The outcome can be drastically different based on the smallest thing." On details.
"Every writer asks different questions and gives different answer, which is why there is room for so many stories in the world."
"There is a sense of poetry, of rythm, to any good writing." Physical movement, exercise, can help you get back into that rythm she says.
"Alwsays read your work out loud because sometimes you'll hear something different while your listening passively instead of writing actively."
"You're so close to your story that sometimes you can't see something really, really obvious." On having critique partners or beta readers.
"If you have to name the emotion, you're not feeling it."
Each of those are so inspiring to me that I might just have to print this out and hang it next to my writing space. Noa was a dynamic, funny speaker. If you ever get the chance to attend a workshop, retreat, or conference with her, do it!