“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” —Harper Lee
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” ― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
Beginning to write, you discover what you have to write about. ~ Kit Reed
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O’Brien
Between covering winners of political races on election night, to tromping through a mountain wetland in the dark catching boreal toads, to taking photographs of kindergartners on their first day of school, being a writer has allowed me to go on some excellent adventures.