Literary Birthday

Richelle Mead

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…
Carlos Fuentes

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…
Kurt Vonnegut

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…
Birthday - 9 November - Janet Fitch

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…
Anne Sexton

Literary Birthday – 9 November – Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton was born 9 November 1928 and died 4 October 1974 Anne Sexton: Nine Remarkable Quotes The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that’s saying a lot. Live or die. But don’t poison everything. God…
Kazuo Ishiguro

Literary Birthday – 8 November – Kazuo Ishiguro

Happy Birthday, Kazuo Ishiguro, born 8 November 1954 Kazuo Ishiguro: Nine Quotes On Writing I started as a songwriter and wanted to be like Leonard Cohen. I’ve always seen my stories as enlarged songs. As a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened…
Albert Camus

Literary Birthday – 7 November – Albert Camus

Albert Camus was born 7 November 1913, and died 4 January 1960 17 Albert Camus Quotes Live to the point of tears. Those who write clearly have readers; those who write obscurely have commentators. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what…

Literary Birthday – 6 November – Karin Fossum

Happy Birthday, Karin Fossum, born 6 November 1954 An Interview With Karin Fossum  Q: When it comes to your work, what marks a book’s success for you? A: That the readers believe in my story. That I have been able to move them. Q: Inspector Konrad Sejer…

Literary Birthday – 5 November – Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard was born 5 November 1943 and died 27 July 2017 Sam Shepard’s Quotes On Writing The great thing for me, now, is that writing has become more and more interesting. Not just as a craft but as a way into things that are not…
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