Month: September 2012

Téa Obreht

Literary Birthday – 30 September – Téa Obreht

Happy Birthday, Téa Obreht, born 30 September 1985. Seven Quotes A family has its own rituals and its own superstitions. When I hit a block, regardless of what I am writing, what the subject matter is, or what's going on in the plot, I go back…
Truman Capote

Literary Birthday – 30 September – Truman Capote

Truman Capote was born 30 September 1924, and died 25 August 1984 10 Quotes On Writing To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make. A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there…

Tea Cup Bookshelf

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Miguel de Cervantes

Literary Birthday – 29 September – Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes was born 29 September 1547, and died 23 April 1616 10 Writerly Observations by Miguel de Cervantes The pen is the tongue of the mind. In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. By such innovations are languages enriched, when…

Intensive Purposes?

This is what some people say when they really mean to say ‘for all intents and purposes’ or ‘to all all intents and purposes’. It is incorrect. Do not use it. If you enjoyed this, read these posts: What the British say, what they mean, and…