"The 12 Best Dates in Fiction" according to HowAboutWe.com.
"You know you’ve done something right when everyone else at the conference table is smarter than you." —Chuck Gordon, SpareFoot
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech was a life-affirming call to all people to live together in love. But it was something else too: a literary masterpiece. King taught us a lot about peace and understanding, but he also has a lot to teach writers about rhetoric.
Studying King’s rhetorical techniques is a great way to shore up your craft, leading to more memorable poems or characters.
Awesome Read: "The Ideal English Major" by Mark Edmundson
“Real reading is reincarnation. There is no other way to put it. It is being born again into a higher form of consciousness than we ourselves possess. When we walk the streets of Manhattan with Walt Whitman or contemplate our hopes for eternity with Emily Dickinson, we are reborn into more ample and generous minds.” -The Chronicle of Higher Education
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
—E.B. White courtesy of The Daily Routines of 12 Famous Writers
"A novel’s voice is something like a singer’s — think of singers like Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan, who have no musical training but are instantly recognizable. When people pick up a Rolling Stones record, it’s because they want access to that distinctive quality. They know that voice, they love that voice, and something in them connects profoundly with it. Well, it’s the same way with books. Anyone who’s read a lot of John Sanford, for example, knows that wry, sarcastic amusing voice that’s his and his alone. Or Elmore Leonard — my god, his writing is like a fingerprint. You’d recognize him anywhere. An appealing voice achieves an intimate connection — a bond much stronger than the kind forged, intellectually, through crafted writing.” -Stephen King in an Atlantic interview