Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 6 May – Orson Welles

Orson Welles was born 6 May 1915 and died 10 October 1985 Nine Quotes Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. People are losing the capacity to listen to words or follow ideas. A writer needs a pen,…

Literary Birthday – 3 May – May Sarton

May Sarton  was born 3 May 1912 and died 16 July 1995 Nine Quotes We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self. I always forget…

Literary Birthday – 3 May – E. W. Howe

E. W. Howe was born 3 May 1853 and died 3 October 1937 Nine Quotes One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself. The most destructive criticism is indifference. When men are not regretting that life is…

Literary Birthday – 1 May – Bobbie Ann Mason

Happy Birthday, Bobbie Ann Mason, born 1 May 1940 Quotes I'm not very articulate. The reason I write is because I don't talk. I've always found it difficult to start with a definite idea, but if I start with a pond that's being drained because…

Literary Birthday – 30 April – John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom was born 30 April 1888  and died 3 July 1974 Four Quotes When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble. Now between the meanings of words and their sounds…

Literary Birthday – 24 April – Karan Mahajan

Happy Birthday, Karan Mahajan, born 24 April 1984 Quotes When things are good, you can see no other way of living; when things are in ruins, there appear a million solutions for how this fate could have been avoided. I tend to see my characters…

Literary Birthday – 23 April – J. P. Donleavy

J. P. Donleavy was born 23 April 1926 and died 11 September 2017 Six Quotes Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money. Electronic books are a bad thing because they cannot be accumulated on shelves to remind you of your past, to impress your…

Literary Birthday – 22 April – Chuck Wendig

Happy Birthday, Chuck Wendig, born 22 April 1976 Quotes We're all the heroes of our own tales. Even villains. Here are the two states in which you may exist: person who writes, or person who does not. If you write: you are a writer. If…

Literary Birthday – 22 April – Marie Phillips

Happy Birthday, Marie Phillips, born 22 April 1976 Quotes I want the good books to be the ones that get read, no matter who wrote or published them. I use the Pomodoro Method of timekeeping. You use an alarm to make yourself work in focused…
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