Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 15 October – Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was born 15 October 1844, and died 25 August 1900 12 Nietzsche Quotes A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. The higher…

Literary Birthday – 14 October – e.e. cummings

e.e. cummings was born 14 October 1894, and died 3 September 1962 The 10 Most Beautiful e.e. cummings Quotes Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself. It takes courage to grow…

Literary Birthday – 11 October – Anne Enright

Happy Birthday, Anne Enright, born 11 October 1962 Anne Enright’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction The first 12 years are the worst. The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on…

Literary Birthday – 11 October – Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard was born 11 October 1925 and died 20 August 2013 Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to go on too long.…

Literary Birthday – 10 October – Nora Roberts

Happy Birthday, Nora Roberts, born 10 October 1950 Nora Roberts’ Top 10 Quotes on Writing Every time I hear writers talk about ‘the muse,’ I just want to bitch-slap them. It’s a job. Do your job. The most important thing in writing is to have written.…

Literary Birthday – 8 October – Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert was born 8 October 1920, and died 11 February 1986 15 Quotes There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion. Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute…

Literary Birthday – 7 October – Thomas Keneally

Happy Birthday, Thomas Keneally, born 7 October 1935 Seven Quotes On Writing I was a weird eccentric kid but I did believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose, which again I suppose came from my temperament as…

Literary Birthday – 5 October – Michael Morpurgo

Happy Birthday, Michael Morpurgo, born 5 October 1943 Michael Morpurgo’s 10 Rules For Writers The prerequisite for me is to keep my well of ideas full. This means living as full and varied a life as possible, to have my antennae out all the time. Ted…

Literary Birthday – 4 October – Anne Rice

Happy Birthday, Anne Rice, born 4 October 1941 Anne Rice: On Writing My advice is the same to all. If you want to be a writer, write. Write and write and write. If you stop, start again. Save everything that you write. If you feel…

Literary Birthday – 3 October – Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was born 3 October 1925, and died 31 July 2012 10 Quotes The unfed mind devours itself. Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. By the time a man…
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