great writers

Steal This Quote: James Baldwin

By |September 7th, 2015|

The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
– James Baldwin, American playwright, poet, novelist and social activist

Steal This Quote: Victor Hugo

By |July 28th, 2015|

A writer is a world trapped in a person.
– Victor Hugo, French poet, playwright and novelist

Steal This Quote: Jack Kerouac

By |June 21st, 2015|

The only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,
mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time.
– Jack Kerouac, American poet and novelist

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 […]