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Writer Quotes

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“The idea of just wandering off to a café with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.” - J. K. Rowling“Good writing is clear thinking made visible.” - Bill Wheeler“Pens don't draw they unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. - Jean Cocteau“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” - Franz Kafka“I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.” - Flannery O'Connor

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Writer's Corner

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Since the late 1940s, there has been an actual designated psychological condition called “writer’s block.” Even great American fiction writer F. Scott Fitzgerald struggled with this affliction. Many things can be attributed to this condition including illness, anxiety, distraction and the pressure to create. Some writers need a personal muse or divine inspiration to put “pen to paper.” The best coping method is to sit down and simply start writing.One kick-off is to concentrate on being descriptive. Anton Chekhov suggests “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of the light on broken glass.” Graphic novel author...

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In Celebration of Penmanship

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Did you know that there is a national and international competition devoted to handwriting?The AAHC, Annual American Handwriting Competition and WHAC, World Handwriting Achievement Contest brings focus to the fine art of penmanship.You can enter in one of two different categories. Functional: this stresses legibility and Artistic: which spotlights calligraphy using decorative stokes. The winners vary based on age groupings. Anyone 8 years or older can participate. You must enter your writings by hard-copy mail. The cut-off time for this year’s submissions has just passed. But you have time to practice for next year!What a wonderful way to the art...

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Writer Quotes

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“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” - Eugene Ionesco“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” - Anne Tyler“Forget about all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.” - Melinda Haynes“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” - Louis L’Amour“The writer is by nature a dreamer – a conscious dreamer.” – Carson McCullers

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Writer Quotes

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“I saw that bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education.” Mahatma Gandhi“Writing letters… is such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something.” - Ernest Hemingway “A man’s penmanship is an unfailing index of his character, moral and mental, and a criterion by which to judge his peculiarities of taste and sentiment.” Lord Chesterfield“The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.” - Jane Austen...

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