Tag Archives: William Faulkner

William’s Wisdom

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” William Faulkner Sometimes I find that a concentrated dose of wit and wisdom from one writer gives me the shot of adrenalin I need to jump start my day. … Continue reading

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Read Everything

The more I learn about the craft of writing, the more I learn there is to know. And one of the best ways to learn about writing, successful writers will tell you, is by reading. When we read not just … Continue reading

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Twice-told Tales

“Don’t be ‘a writer.’ Be writing.” William Faulkner It’s happened to you, I’m sure. Soon after you make a new acquaintance, he or she asks you what you do. And as soon as you answer, “I’m a writer,” the next … Continue reading

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Odd Jobs

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London As an author, however much you long to, you may not have the opportunity right now to devote your days to writing and courting … Continue reading

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Character Studies

Character tells — it’s one of the cornerstones of spinning a good yarn. In the course of penning my children’s novel, I’ve spent many an hour pondering the fresh wonders, foibles, and flaws that make up my young heroine. Since … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Words of wisdom from William Faulkner: “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” ― William Faulkner “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Muriel Rukeyser We walk and breathe among stories, but so many of them are invisible and unspoken. So … Continue reading

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Waffle Irons

“Back in the early ’70s, University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman was searching for a design for a new kind of track shoe for his star runners. Legend has it that one morning while he was mulling ideas for … Continue reading

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Inspiring Moments

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. Vida Dutton Scudder I remember reading that William Faulkner was inspired to write one of his novels by the image of a little girl up in a tree. By now, … Continue reading

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