Who Owns You?

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver Barbara Kingsolver (1955 – present) is an American novelist, poet and […]

Work Earnestly, And You’ll Avoid The Crowds!

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher. He was the initiator of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, and died tragically in 1915 aboard the British passenger liner, RMS […]

Can You Write In The Dark?

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” —E.L. Doctorow Edgar Lawrence Doctorow has enjoyed working in various roles in the literary world in the United States. As an author, he is known internationally for […]

And What Did Writing Teach You?

“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.” —Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was a highly celebrated American fiction writer who published many works in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery. […]

Hey! Look What’s Inside Of You!

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, a prominent 19th Century American essayist, lecturer, and poet was known for his promotion of the concept of individualism. I don’t know the context in which he wrote or spoke […]