Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 1 November – Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane was born 1 November 1871, and died 5 June 1900 Every sin is the result of collaboration. It perhaps might be said—if any one dared—that the most worthless literature of the world has been that which has been written by the men of one…

Literary Birthday – 1 November – James Kilpatrick

James Kilpatrick was born 1 November 1920, and died 15 August 2010 The Top Six Kilpatrick Quotes on Writing If you would write emotionally, be first unemotional. If you would move your readers to tears, do not let them see you cry. Be clear, be clear,…

Literary Birthday – 31 October – John Keats

John Keats was born 31 October 1795, and died 23 February 1821 A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; It will never Pass into nothingness. Quotes I want a brighter word than bright. We read fine things but never feel them to…

Literary Birthday – 30 October – Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound was born 30 October 1885, and died 1 November 1972 Nine Ezra Pound Quotes Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear. It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If…

Literary Birthday – 30 October – Paul Valéry

Paul Valéry was born 30 October 1871, and died 20 July 1945 Seven Quotes The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. A poem is never finished, only abandoned. Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their…
Lee Child

Literary Birthday – 29 October – Lee Child

Happy Birthday, Lee Child born 29 October 1954. Lee Child’s Top 10 Quotes On Writing Don’t get it right - get it WRITTEN. Writing is show business for shy people. The way to write a thriller is to ask a question at the beginning, and answer it…

Literary Birthday – 28 October – Anne Perry

Anne Perry was born 28 October 1938 in London. 'You start at the end, and then go back and write and go that way. Not everyone does, but I do. Some people just sit down at the page and start off. I start from what happened,…

Literary Birthday – 28 October – Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born 28 October 1903, and died 10 April 1966 Evelyn Waugh Quotes One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilising or it will die. Some people think in pictures, some in ideas. I think entirely in words. I should…

Literary Birthday – 27 October – Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas was born 27 October 1914, and died 9 November 1953. Three Quotes On Writing A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the…

Literary Birthday – 26 October – Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy was born 26 October 1945 and died 4 March 2016 'You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.' ~Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides. Pat Conroy:…
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