Welcome to my Blog ~
I begin by quoting the words of some of my favourite writers, for they inspire me to share life here with you. Thanks for visiting!
If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer.
– David Brin
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
– William Faulkner
Half my life is an act of revision.
– John Irving
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
– Mark Twain
It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.
– Isaac Asimov
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
― Maya Angelou
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
― Ernest Hemingway
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
― Madeleine L’Engle
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
― Anaïs Nin
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
― Sylvia Plath
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
― Oscar Wilde
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
― Henry David Thoreau