Literary Birthday

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…

Literary Birthday – 16 October – Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill was born 16 October 1888, and died 27 November 1953 Five Quotes Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life. Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. Life is for each…
Oscar Wilde

Literary Birthday – 16 October – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born 16 October 1854, and died 30 November 1900 My Five Favourite Oscar Wilde Quotes Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. I never travel without my diary. One should always…

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…
e.e. cummings

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…
Anne Enright

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…
Elmore Leonard

Literary Birthday – 11 October – Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard was born 11 October 1925 and died 20 August 2013 Elmore Leonard Quotes A writer has to read. Read all the time. Decide who you like then study that author’s style. Take the author’s book or story and break it down to see how he…

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.…
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