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Writerly Quote – Holly Gerth

“Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little” – Holley Gerth When it comes to putting words on the page, finding the right ones that will engage the reader and make your story compelling … Continue reading

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Writerly Quote of the Day – Asimov

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers” – Isaac Asimov In Hamlet, Shakespeare said “brevity is the soul of wit.” Today, and quite possibly for the next unforeseen future, I will be brief. It turns out that blogging, … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #60 – J. K. Rowling

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” “Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” “Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #59 – Sleep

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes:  we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #58 – Mitch Albom

Happy Mother’s Day to all who have ever loved a child!  To see a special post of Mother’s Day quotes, go here. Today’s post stems from attending the graduation ceremonies of my dearest hubby held this weekend (which are the … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #57 – Jane Yolen

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” “And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Epigrams: From Comic Strips to Montaigne by Steven Belanger

For today’s Feature Friday we have a guest post from blogger, novelist, and all around good guy Steven Belanger.  Be sure to check out his collection of blogs found at Steven Belanger: Writing it Down. Epigrams: From Comic Strips to … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #56 – Easter Special

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.  ~Martin Luther It is the hour to rend thy chains, The blossom time of souls.  ~Katherine Lee Bates Tomb, thou shalt … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #55 – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” “My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #54 – Beverly Cleary

“I don’t necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that’s most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.” “One rainy Sunday when I was in the … Continue reading

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