- Delray Beach, FL, Westport, MA, United States
- Undergraduate degree, Colby College; MA in teaching, Columbia Teacher's College; former high school English teacher in three states; former owner of interior design co. with advanced degree from R.I. School of Design. Published first book in 2009 titled, MINOR LEAGUE MOM: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS. Her humorous manuscript titled ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS was published in June, 2014. In 2015 A SURVIVAL GUIDE won a gold medal in the self-help category at the Florida Authors & Publishers Association conference. See website By CLICKING HERE.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Memorable Quotes on Writing
"I used to greet each morning spitting blood in the washbasin, having the night before gnashed the inside of my mouth while dreaming I had misplaced a comma in my writing of that day, throwing off the pattern of speech given to a character who lived two hundred years ago. Years later a dentist asked
me if I had a history of mental illness, because the mentally ill often exhibit the advanced molar grindings I did."
"I think you must remember that a writer is a simple-minded person to begin with and go on that basis. He's not a great mind, he's not a great thinker, he's not a great philosopher, he's a storyteller."
"A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out."
"If you're a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes."
"The ideal view for daily writing, hour on hour, is the blank brick wall of a cold storage warehouse. Failing this, a stretch of sky will do, cloudless if possible."
"Be what you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
"Be obscure clearly."
"All art is a revolt against man's fate."
"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end."
"A book ought to be an icepick to break up the frozen sea within us."
George Bernard Shaw:
"In literature the ambition of a novice is to acquire the literary language; the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it."
H. L. Mencken:
"There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers."
John D. MacDonald:
"My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly."
Anthony Hope Hawkins:
"Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible."
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn."
E. L. Doctorow:
"A novelist is a person who lives in other people's skins."