Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 20 October – Nikki Grimes

Happy Birthday, Nikki Grimes, born 20 October 1950 Quotes Stories are breadcrumbs. Just follow the trail of books and you will find me lost among the galaxies of scorched stars and ships to Mars. I spent many hours ensconced in the local library, reading -…

Literary Birthday – 19 October – Renata Adler

Happy Birthday, Renata Adler, born 19 October 1937 Quotes That 'writers write' is meant to be self-evident. People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at…

Literary Birthday – 18 October – Charles Stross

Happy Birthday, Charles Stross, born 18 October 1964 Quotes If you're going to write for a living, you should find something fun to write. Novels are one of the few remaining areas of narrative storytelling where one person does almost all of the creative heavy lifting.…

Literary Birthday – 14 October – Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt was born 14 October 1906 and died 4 December 1975 Nine Quotes Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between…

Literary Birthday – 13 October – Emily Gould

Happy Birthday, Emily Gould, born 13 October 1981 10 Quotes Existential angst was far, far above her pay grade. She wondered if it counted as being good if you did the good thing for purely selfish reasons. Probably not, but who cared. What was important…

Literary Birthday – 11 October – David McFadden

Happy Birthday, David McFadden, born 11 October 1940 Quotes When I was young, I overheard a Brit say Canada wasn't a real country because it doesn't have any poets. Even then, I kind of knew that was wrong, but I still thought, 'Wow, here's my…

Literary Birthday – 9 October – Jacqueline Carey

Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Carey, born 9 October 1964 Nine Quotes It’s hard to give advice on writing, because the best way to learn is through doing. No two writers work the same way, and everyone has to find their own path. So… write. Write a…

Literary Birthday – 8 October – Jaclyn Moriarty

Happy Birthday, Jaclyn Moriarty, born 8 October 1968 Quotes/Tips I cried every time I got a rejection letter. It was ridiculous. But healthy! And then I tore the letters into tiny shreds. My advice for writers experiencing rejection is to cry a bit, because crying…

Literary Birthday – 5 October – Rupi Kaur

Happy Birthday, Rupi Kaur, born 5 October 1992 Quotes Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. The topics just kind of come to me. If they are relevant, it's because they're happening in the world around me, and it's affecting me.…

Literary Birthday – 3 October – Sara Zarr

Happy Birthday, Sara Zarr, born 3 October 1970 Quotes Your greatest creation is your creative life. It's all in your hands. It's hard to say when my interest in writing began, or how. My mother read to my sister and me every night, and we…
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