Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 16 November – Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was born 16 November 1930, and died 21 March 2013 Chinua Achebe: 12 Quotes On Stories If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own. To me, being an intellectual doesn’t mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them. Nobody can teach…
J. G. Ballard

Literary Birthday – 15 November – J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard was born 15 November 1930, and died 19 April 2009 12 Quotes On Writing Once it gets off the ground into space, all science fiction is fantasy. I’ve never suffered from writer’s block. I have plenty of ideas, sometimes too many. I’ve always…

Literary Birthday – 12 November – Naomi Wolf

Happy Birthday, Naomi Wolf, born 12 November 1962 Three Quotes I'm a big believer in debate and difference of opinion. A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem. For all the power of video and film, I am not giving…

Literary Birthday – 12 November – Richelle Mead

Happy Birthday, Richelle Mead, born 12 November 1976 Quotes  I wish I was one of those writers who could write in cool locations, like parks or coffee shops. I get distracted, though, and am never fully comfortable. My best work always comes out of my own…

Literary Birthday – 11 November – Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes was born 11 November 1928, and died 15 May 2012 Carlos Fuentes: 10 Quotes On Writing I don’t think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. You start by writing…

Literary Birthday – 11 November – Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born 11 November 1922, and died 11 April 2007 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else 1.   “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I…
Neil Gaiman

Literary Birthday – 10 November – Neil Gaiman

Happy Birthday, Neil Gaiman, born 10 November 1960 Neil Gaiman Quotes Every hour wounds. The last one kills. You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice…

Literary Birthday – 9 November – Janet Fitch

Happy Birthday, Janet Fitch, born 9 November 1955 Quotes I was an early reader and an all around fabulist. As a child, I lived completely in the world of my imagination—a far more real place to me than the so-called “real world.” I had a very…
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