Tag Archives: Edna Ferber

Simple Strategy

While reading A Peculiar Treasure, the autobiography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, I came across this passage, which might be worth pondering, whether we’re writing novels or even long short stories: “I knew exactly where I was going … Continue reading

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One Writer

As we ply our trade, often alone, often confused, it can help to know that other writers felt the same way. I came across this description of her early writing days penned by Edna Ferber,  Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a … Continue reading

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Wise Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered a cornucopia of favorite quotes to inspire and energize us all: “Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.” Madeleine L’Engle “In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In … Continue reading

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Opportunity Angels

Edna Ferber was having a bad night. George Kaufman had persuaded her to turn one of her short stories into a play. Out-of-town tryouts weren’t going well: the play was proving to be a dud. Hoping to buoy up the … Continue reading

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Writing Aloud

“On the Milwaukee Journal I had formed the habit of talking aloud to myself as I wrote….I discovered that talking aloud while writing made the thing more real to me and to the reader. The words came alive.” Edna Ferber … Continue reading

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