Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Bridge

“She had never brought courage to either life or love. Her eyes ransacked her heart.” From The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder “Easy reading is damned heard writing.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Everyone has favorite books that they return … Continue reading

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Hopeful Words

“Being a storyteller and telling a story will never be a lost art. People and children in particular, still love a good story.” Mary Higgins Clark Mary is the “Queen of Suspense,” with 42 books and 80 million copies in … Continue reading

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Creating Characters

“When characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action.” Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author Building believable characters is one of the foremost challenges of nay fiction writer. … Continue reading

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Perfect Conditions

“In truth I’ve found that any day’s routine interruptions and distractions don’t much hurt a work in progress and may actually help it in some ways. It is, after all, the dab of grit seeping into the oyster’s shell that … Continue reading

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New Worlds

What better gift can there be than a new book? I think back so fondly of the time when I was away at camp one year and my father sent me a small box of books, one of which was … Continue reading

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Little Tree

Little silent Christmas tree You are so little You are more like a flower Who found you in the green forest And were you very sorry to come away? See I will comfort you. Because you smell so sweetly I … Continue reading

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Print Persists

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” Christopher Morley “I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into … Continue reading

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