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America, Libraries, Writing and Publishing.

Fortune cookie advice.

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.”

—   Anne Lamott

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.”

—   Samuel Johnson
Olympic Pacific Coast Last Light Catchers by Fort Photo on Flickr.
Washington State.

Olympic Pacific Coast Last Light Catchers by Fort Photo on Flickr.


Washington State.

“The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.”

—   Robertson Davies
Grand Canyon Sunset by anadelmann on Flickr.
Arizona.

Grand Canyon Sunset by anadelmann on Flickr.


Arizona.

“If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.”

—   Louis L’Amour
Around the Bend by andersonjohnm on Flickr.
Nebraska.

Around the Bend by andersonjohnm on Flickr.


Nebraska.

“A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.”

—   Erica Jong
This Week at the Lake - 17/52 by Malcolm MacGregor on Flickr.
Radnor Lake, Nashville, Tennessee.

This Week at the Lake - 17/52 by Malcolm MacGregor on Flickr.


Radnor Lake, Nashville, Tennessee.

“If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.”

—   Don Marquis
Sun Sets Over the Mississippi by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
Memphis, Tennessee.

Sun Sets Over the Mississippi by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.


Memphis, Tennessee.

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!”

—   Betty Smith
the perfect park by manyfires on Flickr.
Oregon.

the perfect park by manyfires on Flickr.


Oregon.

“Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.”

—   Elbert Hubbard