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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

Thomas Sanchez:
"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."

Erskine Caldwell:
"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."

Cyril Connolly:
"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."

Mickey Spillane:
"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."

Edna Ferber:
"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."

Bernard Baruch:
"Be what you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

E.B. White:
"Be obscure clearly."

Andre Malraux:
"All art is a revolt against man's fate."

William Styron:
"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end."

Franz Kafka:
"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."

Ernest Hemingway:
"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."