Literary Birthday

Anne Tyler

Literary Birthday – 25 October – Anne Tyler

Happy Birthday, Anne Tyler, born 25 October 1941 Twelve Brilliant Quotes On Writing From Anne Tyler I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble - some baulk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves - but certainly…

Literary Birthday – 25 October – Zadie Smith

Happy Birthday, Zadie Smith, born 25 October 1975 Zadie Smith's 10 Rules For Writing Fiction When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else. When an adult, try to read your own work as a…
Emma Donoghue

Literary Birthday – 24 October – Emma Donoghue

Happy Birthday, Emma Donoghue, born 24 October 1969 10 Emma Donoghue Quotes Some writers can produce marvellous plots without planning it out, but I can't. In particular I need to know the structure of a novel: what's going to happen in each chapter and each scene.…

Literary Birthday – 23 October – Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was born 23 October 1942, and died 4 November 2008 Five Michael Crichton Quotes Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice. Books aren’t written - they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the…
Doris Lessing

Literary Birthday – 22 October – Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing was born 22 October 1919, and died 17 November 2013 Doris Lessing: 10 Quotes On Writing As you start to write at once the question begins to insist: Why do you remember this and not that? Why do you remember in every detail a whole…

Literary Birthday – 20 October – Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud was born 20 October 1854, and died 10 November 1891 Five Quotes I invented colours for the vowels! A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green. I made rules for the form and movement of every consonant, and I boasted of inventing, with…
Philip Pullman

Literary Birthday – 19 October – Philip Pullman

Happy Birthday, Philip Pullman, born 19 October 1946 Philip Pullman’s Top 10 Writing Quotes Read like a butterfly, write like a bee. After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. I write almost always in the third person, and…
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