SCREENWRITING IS THE MOST PRIZED OF ALL THE CINEMATIC ARTS. ACTUALLY, IT ISN’T, BUT IT SHOULD BE. — HUGH LAURIE Continue reading Yes!
YOU’RE MEANT TO HAVE AN UNHAPPY CHILDHOOD TO BE A WRITER, BUT THERE’S A LOT TO BE SAID FOR A VERY HAPPY ONE THAT JUST LETS YOU GET ON WITH IT. — EMMA DONOGHUE Continue reading Emma Donoghue on Unhappy Childhoods
This was a very perceptive thing for a public figure to say: I’VE DONE TOO MANY STUPID THINGS FOR THERE NOT TO BE MOVIES MADE ABOUT ME WHEN I’M DEAD, SO I MIGHT AS WELL WRITE THE SCRIPT. — GEORGE MICHAEL Continue reading George Michael on Bio Films
THE ONLY REAL ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE ANYONE IS TO KEEP WRITING. — DAVID SEDARIS Continue reading David Sedaris on Writing
I’M TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER MY NEXT E-BOOK SHOULD BE POLITICAL. THERE’S AN IDEA FOR AN ESSAY ON HOW THE WORLD COULD IMPROVE GREATLY, JUST BY MAKING ONE CHANGE IN THE WAY THINGS ARE HANDLED. THE WORKING TITLE IS IF DOGS COULD VOTE. Continue reading A New Writing Project?
AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, MY PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE, VLADIMIR NABOKOV, CHANGED THE WAY I READ AND THE WAY I WRITE. WORDS COULD PAINT PICTURES, I LEARNED FROM HIM. CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD, AND THE RIGHT WORD ORDER, HE ILLUSTRATED, COULD MAKE AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE IN CONVEYING AN IMAGE OR AN IDEA. — RUTH BADER GINSBURG Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotation
I haven’t read enough of Philip Roth’s works to speak with authority. However, The Humbling, published in 2009, is one of the finest novels I’ve ever read. The Humbling is only about 160 pages, so it won’t take a lot of your time. It should stay with you, though. Here’s a review: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6407877/The-Humbling-by-Philip-Roth-review.html Continue reading R.I.P. Philip Roth
IF I READ A BOOK AND IT MAKES MY WHOLE BODY SO COLD NO FIRE CAN EVER WARM ME, I KNOW THAT IS POETRY. — EMILY DICKINSON Continue reading Emily Dickinson Quotation
I didn’t post on the blog yesterday. No, that doesn’t mean I took the day off from writing. I write different things, and publish on different platforms. None are lucrative, but most offer the satisfaction of telling the world, “I’m not invisible.” By the way, saying to the world “I’m not invisible” is easy when you’re in my situation. I can yell it as loudly as I want, and rarely suffer repercussions because the world isn’t listening. It’s painful when there’s something important to say, though. It isn’t always about me. Sometimes it’s about other people who are treated as … Continue reading Writers Will Understand
I WRITE BECAUSE I CAN’T IMAGINE NOT WRITING. — RICHARD PRICE Continue reading Richard Price Quote