Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 23 November – Robert Towne

Happy Birthday, Robert Towne, born 23 November 1934 Seven Quotes Good dialogue illuminates what people are not saying. What makes screenplays difficult are the things that require the most discipline and care and are just not seen by most people. I'm talking about movement - screenwriting…

Literary Birthday – 22 November – Marjane Satrapi

Happy Birthday, Marjane Satrapi, born 22 November 1969 10 Quotes Life is too short to be lived badly. You know, they say in France that translation is like a woman: she is either beautiful or faithful. It's fear that makes us lose our conscience. It's…

Literary Birthday – 21 November – Arthur Quiller-Couch

Arthur Quiller-Couch was born 21 November 1863 and died 12 May 1944 Six Quotes Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it - whole-heartedly - and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings. The more…
Joanne Kyger

Literary Birthday – 19 November – Joanne Kyger

Joanne Kyger was born 19 November 1863 and died 22 March 2017 Quotes The shape of the day, the words of the moment, what's happening around me in the world of interior and exterior space—these are my writing concerns. Living in a semi-rural environment the…

Literary Birthday – 18 November – Alan Dean Foster

Happy Birthday, Alan Dean Foster, born 18 November 1946 Seven Quotes The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing. Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have…

Literary Birthday – 17 November – Marina Carr

Happy Birthday, Marina Carr, born 17 November 1964 Quotes The moral police will be the death of art. Political correctness is destroying our literature and our poetry. There is a place for the moral high ground, but it is not art. You can't have the…

Literary Birthday – 16 November – Anne Holt

Happy Birthday, Anne Holt, born 16 November 1958 Quotes What people are afraid of can tell us a lot about society. I always say that if you are visiting a country you have never been to before, you should buy a crime novel from the…

Literary Birthday – 13 November – Stephen Baxter

Happy Birthday, Stephen Baxter, born 13 November 1957 Quotes We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion. The past is a distraction, a source of envy, enmity, bitterness. Only the present matters, for only in…

Literary Birthday – 12 November – Katharine Weber

Happy Birthday, Katharine Weber, born 12 November 1955 Quotes Writing, putting thoughts and observations into words, is something that comes so naturally to me that I would have to say that the question of finding ideas for my writing is more about filtering out material…

Literary Birthday – 11 November – Miriam Tlali

Miriam Tlali was born 11 November 1933 and died 24 February 2017 Quotes We black South African writers... are writing for those whom we know are the relevant audience. We are not going to write in order to qualify into your definition of what you describe…
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