Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original...– Gustave Flaubert
You are the distributors of the collective human imagination.– Sherman Alexie to librarians at ALA12 (via darienlibrary)
Bookavore: A new drink for summer →
bookavore: Easy to stock, easy to make: ice in a pint glass, then equal parts red wine and coconut water. Doesn’t actually taste like much—I think the flavors are canceling each other out a bit. Maybe it tastes a little like butter? Fruity butter? Cold fruit butter. A little peppery? Peppery cold fruit… So nice when one’s children are old enough to exchange adult beverage tips...
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots...– Amelia Earhart (via coolchicksfromhistory)
Somebody at one of these places […] asked me: ‘What do you do? How...– Charles Bukowski in a letter to John Corrington, reproduced in: Living on Luck: Selected Letters 1960s-1970s Volume 2, p. 49
Don’t ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out.– Charles Bukowski (He sure does have a way with words, doesn’t he?)
Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.– Rumi
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.– Ray Bradbury (RIP)
Need some help with your manuscript?
Are you serious about your writing (for children)? Are you ready to take it to the next level? I will be teaching a Children’s Book Writing Intensive Workshop in Vermont this October, along with my friends Tanya Lee Stone and Sarah Aronson. If you are interested, contact Leslie Cahill , whose email address is on the flyer. Space is limited so register today!!
The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the...– Alan Alda