Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 8 September – Jon Scieszka

Happy Birthday, Jon Scieszka, born 8 September 1954 Nine Quotes Read as much as you can, and then sit down and write. My ideas come from all different things: my kids, kids I've taught, kids I've learned from, watching movies, playing with my cat, talking…

Literary Birthday – 6 September – Vendela Vida

Happy Birthday, Vendela Vida, born 6 September 1971 Five Quotes People pretend things didn't happen. Or so what, they happened, it's okay. Well, it's never okay. It's always ruined. Recently, everything around me felt familiar yet amiss, like the first time you ride in the…

Literary Birthday – 6 September – Henry Seidel Canby

Henry Seidel Canby was born 6 September 1878 and died 5 April 1961 Seven Quotes A short story is simplification to the highest degree. Good writing is always a breaking of the soil, clearing away prejudices, pulling up of sour weeds of crooked thinking, stripping…

Literary Birthday – 5 September – John Cage

John Cage was born 5 September 1912 and died 12 August 1992 Quotes I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always…

Literary Birthday – 4 September – David Lagercrantz

Happy Birthday, David Lagercrantz, born 4 September 1962 Nine Quotes My life as an author has always been about brilliant, odd people. All great characters, great icons, in literature are a bit of a riddle, and that's the reason we go back to them over…

Literary Birthday – 2 September – Allen Drury

Allen Drury was born 2 September and died 2 September 1998 Quotes Be kind, be decent, be generous, be tolerant, compassionate, and understanding. Be fast to praise, slow to judge. Remember, we're all human, and don't cast the first stone. The best thing to do…
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