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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gems for the writing life

Three women who have made a lasting mark on the writing world, and who I greatly admire, form the basis for today’s post.   These three have had dozens of “writers’ moments” and are eminently quotable, but I enjoy these particular quotes about their takes on being writers and the writing life.

“Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to both love and be irritated with.”             
                                                                             Louise Erdrich
“Where writers are from is one of the world' s most boring topics. Where we're born, gender or race, wealth or poverty - those are the things we spend time talking about. Yet, I wish people would stop trying to label me … and, instead … worry about whether I'm any good!”  
                                         M. J. Hyland

And, noted that she said this with a smile and tongue firmly in cheek:  “A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of actually getting into print.”   
                                                                                –  Marguerite Yourcenar
 Happy writing!

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