Writers’ Wisdom

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(telegraph.co.uk photo)

“I’m just going to write because I cannot help it.”
Charlotte Bronte

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Writers’ Wisdom

I’m still reeling from the fact that David Bowie passed away Sunday at 69. He was an ever-present artist, one I’ve always admired and been interested in, ever since I was a little girl.

It just feels weird — and wrong — to not have him with us anymore, but if someone ever belonged among the stars, it is this chameleon, this reinventor of himself who always remained consistently, timelessly David despite the persona he happened to show to the world at a particular moment in time.

At least now we have a starman waiting in the sky for us, the best one possible.

(hollywoodreporter.com photo)

(hollywoodreporter.com photo)

“I really like to understand the society that I’m living in
and how it works and functions and what people are thinking, you know. You can’t be a writer in any other way, I think.
You have to sort of know where you are to write.” 

David Bowie

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Writers’ Wisdom

Lately, I’ve been haunted by thoughts of Ireland, its beautiful, rustic landscapes, its wonderful people, the total peace I felt when I visited last year and the excitement that maybe I might return sooner rather than later, God willing.

So when I was thinking about this week’s quote, I knew I wanted an Irish writer, so here’s one.

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(theguardian.com photo)

 “If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”
Seamus Heaney 

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Writers’ Wisdom

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(Wikipedia photo)

“Writing is the painting of the voice.” 
Voltaire

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Writers’ Wisdom

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(toromagazine.com photo)

“I’m not the first writer who would tell you:
I learned to be a writer from reading.” 

John Irving

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Writers’ Wisdom

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(nytimes.com photo)

“The way to write a book is to actually write a book.
A pen is useful, typing is also good.
Keep putting words on the page.”

Anne Enright 

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Writers’ Wisdom

The Girl Child is a huge fan of John Green, so this post is dedicated to her and the many John Green books she’s made me read the past few years. While I don’t love his books as much as she does, of course, I can definitely see their draw and appreciate how great his characters are. Plus, I absolutely love anyone who inspires kids to keep reading books. #printisnotdead #itsnot #itsnot #itsnot

(ew.com photo)

(ew.com photo)

“I know that books seem like the ultimate thing that’s made by one person,
but that’s not true. Every reading of a book is a collaboration between
the reader and the writer who are making the story up together.”

John Green

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