A Writer's Moment
A look at writing and writers who inspire us.
A Writer's Moment: 'Companions in One's Life' : “Man was very fortunate to have invented the book. Without it, the past w...
A Writer's Moment: Ever Dreaming A New Dream : “You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.”...
A Writer's Moment: 'We Write . . . Because We Can' : We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, clim...
A Writer's Moment: Learning Through Experience : “The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is...
A Writer's Moment: Making Reading Fun : “Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questi...
“I envy those writers who outline their novels, who know where they’re going, but I find writing is a process of discovery.” – Jay McIner...
Friday, March 24, 2023
A Writer's Moment: 'Artistic expression for its own time'
'Artistic expression for its own time'
Fo’s writings – translated into 30 languages – address issues ranging from dictatorial brutality to AIDS, religion, organized crime, and “military actions.” His satire, he said, can be adapted to unjust situations throughout the world. “Satire can always be found everywhere. A people without love for satire is a dead people.”
Thursday, March 23, 2023
A Writer's Moment: 'Believeably involved, emotionally invested'
'Believeably involved, emotionally invested'
Her advice to new writers is first write for the love of it. “If you make best-sellerdom your goal, you're going to be in trouble. It's a very nice thing to have happen, but if one makes that a goal like, say, a literary writer has the goal of getting the Pulitzer Prize, that's so unpredictable.”
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
A Writer's Moment: 'Putting brains to work'
'Putting brains to work'
“One of the nice things about books as opposed to television and movies … is people really do get involved, and they do create, and they do have their own visions of what different characters look like and what should happen. It’s great. It means their brains are working.” – James Patterson