WRITER’S QUOTE FOR NOVEMBER

This month’s writer’s quote comes from horror writer Stephen King, who needs no introduction. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” “Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but must finish in the reader’s.” “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, … Continue reading

HENRY BESTON’S THE OUTERMOST HOUSE

Continuing with my research for a WIP, I’ve just finished Henry Beston’s The Outermost House, A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod.  Henry Beston Sheahan (1888-1968) was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. Author, English teacher and war correspondent, he is best known for his Cape Cod memoir. Affected by his World War … Continue reading

RIP Gord Downie

Last Tuesday, September 17, Canadian Gord Downie–rock musician, writer, activist and front-man for the Tragically Hip–succumbed to cancer at the age of fifty-three. In honor of this exceptionally talented man, here are a couple of his more writerly quotes: “I write everyday. I walk around in silent conversation with my latest unfinished songs.” “A great … Continue reading

EDWARD DOWDEN POEM FOR FALL (IF IT EVER GETS HERE)

Gearing up for fall (if it ever arrives), here’s a poem from 19th Century Irish poet and critic Edward Dowden: AUTUMN SONG Long autumn rain; White mists which choke the vale, and blot the sides Of the bewildered hills; in all the plain No field agleam where the gold pageant was, And silent o’er a … Continue reading

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR OCTOBER – NEIL YOUNG

This month’s writer’s quote comes from the great Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, director and screenwriter, Neil Young, as quoted in Rolling Stone magazine. “When you start writing don’t let other things bother you. Just keep going . . . . You have to be open. If you’re paying too much attention, you’re not open. I just want … Continue reading

Autumn Approaching

As fall comes on here at the cottage in Southern Ontario, we are seeing more and more geese gathering in preparation for their migration south. In honor of both these birds and the season, here’s a moving poem by the Vietnamese poet, N’Guyen-Khac-Hieu, taken from the outstanding film Winged Migration. “In our next lives, we’ll remember … Continue reading

Alfred Kazin’s A WALKER IN THE CITY

I’ve just finished reading Alfred Kazin’s A Walker in  the City,  as part of my research for a WIP. Kazin (1915-1998) was an Anerucab writer and critic whose work often depicted the American immigrant experience in the early 20th Century. The son  of Jewish immigrants, he was born and raised in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. In … Continue reading

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR SEPTEMBER

Our writer’s quote for September comes from the American writer Henry Valentine Miller (1891-1980). These writing quotes are all taken from his book Reflections on Writing. “I had to lay one brick on  another, set millions of words to paper, before one real, authentic word dragged up from my own guts.” “The artist expresses himself … Continue reading

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR AUGUST

“In the fall I believe again in poetry. If nothing else, it is a movement of the mind.” This month’s writer’s quote comes from Finnish poet, writer and translator, Aila Meriluoto, who published her first collection of poetry in 1946 at the age of twenty-two.

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR JULY

July’s writer’s quote comes from the great Colombian novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and screen-writer Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. “As a writer, I’m merely a journalist who has learned to write better than others.” “It is much more  important to write than to … Continue reading

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