October Hodgepodge for Writers

“I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.”
– Brenda Ueland, American writer (1891–1985)

“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.”
– Ray Bradbury, American speculative-fiction author (1920–2012)

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, American speculative-fiction author & essayist (1918–2007)

“Brevity is the sister of talent.”
– Anton Chekhov, Russian short-story author & playwright (1860–1904)

“The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.”
– Robert Frost, American poet (1874–1963)

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
– Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), British author & mathematician (1832–1898), in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

2 thoughts on “October Hodgepodge for Writers”

  1. Great site! Even though it duplicates some of my own site, I’m going to refer people to it. Everyone says a particular thing in their own special way. And besides, there are so many would-be children’s authors and illustrators in Australia who all need my services, I can share wonderful information like this.

    1. Thanks, Virginia. I checked out your site, Create a Kids’ Book (Create a Kids’ Book), and was impressed!

      Great to see the page titled: Picture Book Successes.

      I always emphasize that writers should look closely at the other work coming out of any publisher or program they choose to associate with, as you are known by the company you keep.
      Create a Kids’ Book looks very worthy – real help for writers who want professional, experienced advice and support.

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