Tag Archives: Quotes

Hemingway’s Way

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. Ernest Hemingway Writing tight, concise prose is difficult, no … Continue reading

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Turning the Corner

Fall Song by Mary Oliver Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except … Continue reading

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Waiting for Perfection

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Perception

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News…Sort Of

I hope to get back to blogging on a regular basis soon.  Until then, I leave you with this thought: Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~ Ben Franklin

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A Truth About Books

I love this quote by Katherine Paterson: “The wonderful thing about books is that they allow us to enter imaginatively into someone else’s life. And when we do that, we learn to sympathize with other people. But the real surprise … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts

“It is better to travel with hope in one’s heart than to arrive in safety.”     What an interesting quote.  It’s from a wonderful debut novel I’m reading called The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (which I will blog more about later), … Continue reading

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Saturday Stuff

QUOTE FOR THE DAY:  “A story should contain at least one belly laugh, one honest tear, and one gasp.” – Bruce Coville 2004   Stephanie Ruble posted this quote on her blog about writing a novel in 14 weeks:  http://sruble.blogspot.com/2009/03/novel-in-14-weeks-part-one-ideas.html    Check it out for … Continue reading

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“Home is where your story begins.”

 I am home today.  From school.  For the second day in a row.  And this is a good thing, sort of.  If not for the circumstances surrounding the reason I am home.  (Let me just say I am renaming my … Continue reading

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