"Wherever men have lived there is a story to be told." Henry David Thoreau

Monday, March 24, 2008

What Willa says

"The stories that engage us as adults are based on experiences we had before we turned 15."

I thought this was an interesting observation made by Willa Cather, the author for whom the WILLA Award is named.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Writing a Book is an Adventure

Here is a quote from Winston Churchill that I just had to share:

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public."