great writers

Steal This Quote: Joyce Carol Oates

By |May 11th, 2015|

Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming — in thinking, not writing.

– Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist and short story writer

Poetic Relations (or How I Learned To Value Poetry In Spite Of My College Professors)

By |April 26th, 2015|

National Poetry Month is drawing to a close this week and I haven’t added anything significant to the conversation. Partially, this is due to my odd relationship with poetry that isn’t read aloud at a local slam. Growing up, poetry was fun. It rhymed. It […]

Steal This Quote: Junot Diaz

By |April 13th, 2015|

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art
tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
– Junot Diaz, American author and Pulitzer prize-winner for fiction

Steal This Quote: Dr. Seuss

By |March 18th, 2015|

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
– Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), American writer and cartoonist

Steal This Quote: Anais Nin

By |January 1st, 2015|

We write to taste life twice,
in the moment and in retrospect
– Anaïs Nin, French-born Cuban novelist and short story writer

 

Lotus Moment: #LiteracySelfie

By |September 8th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: Did you know that September 8th is International Literacy Day? Yeah, I didn’t either until 2 days ago when @IndyReadsBooks mentioned it on Twitter. Well, the word nerd in me made a point yesterday to grab this photo of my favorite reading […]

Reading: It's Not A Competition

By |July 31st, 2012|

I have a confession to make. I’m a writer who’s not an avid reader. My home is not filled with mountains and mountains of books. I don’t have more bookshelves than I have space to put them. And generally, I only read one book at […]

Bradbury Speaks: Honoring a Literary Icon

By |June 8th, 2012|

Thankfully, it’s not everyday a literary giant leaves us for greener pastures. So it’s up to us to honor them and share our memories of what the world will miss now that they’ve been called home. Ray Bradbury, at the age of 91, left us […]

Your Quotes Are Killing Me

By |December 30th, 2011|

Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration. But not by much. Everywhere I turn I feel bombarded by quotations – Twitter, Google+, blogs, Tumblrs, YouTube videos … yes, even YouTube has given over to the quotation mania.

Now, I’m not a stranger to being inspired by […]

Hoosier Hometown Pride – Crossword Style

By |May 7th, 2011|

Today’s 500 Mini-Marathon marks the official start of the Indy 500-themed fever that grips the Hoosier state every May. However, this year’s affliction will be more expansive than usual thanks to the 2011 Centennial Celebration.

That’s right. The May 29th race marks the 100-year anniversary of […]