Joan Delano Aiken MBE (4 September 1924 – 4 January 2004)
How do you feel when others criticize something you’ve written? Do you just want to tear your work up and start all over again? If you do, you have something in common with J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Lord of the Rings. And he is not the only great writer with whom you share this hypersensitive […]Devastated by Criticism
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C. S. Lewis, English, writer, poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and… “
“Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.” — Thomas Carlyle, Scottish, philosopher, writer, essayist, historian, teacher“Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.”
Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer, who became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt (1916–1918) and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign (1915–1918) against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title used for the 1962 film based on his wartime activities.
Enid Mary Blyton Was Born 11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968
Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, says Albert Einstein.
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, political figure, President of Liberia“…If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
When you start out as a writer – and even after you’re established, you’re bombarded with more advice than you can possibly use. At conferences and workshops you’ll hear about the ‘rules’ of writing. If you’re in a critique group, every member will have a different take on your work. Many books on writing give […]First Monday Mentoring January – one way to help your writing in 2018
If you want to knowwhere your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders.
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