"Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone."
— Happy Birthday, Amy Tan!
"If your character knows something at the end of a book she didn’t know at the beginning, she is in a better position. Everybody wants a happy ending, but the real happy ending is when somebody really figures it out."
Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!
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Quote via O Magazine Interview
"My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read."
— Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!
"Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her pack. She didn’t like discomfort; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient: all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes. Therefore, she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere."
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Happy Birthday, E. L. Konigsburg!
"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing."
— Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin!