I am a writer. I create innovative creative and business writing courses. I inspire others to tell their stories. My company's name is Writers Write. My email address is amanda@writerswrite.co.za

downthespiral:

All you need is a book to keep the darkness away. #books #illustration #light #darkness

downthespiral:

All you need is a book to keep the darkness away. #books #illustration #light #darkness

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Custom Shelving for Oracle Club co-founders, Jenna Gribbon and Julian Tepper

Custom Shelving for Oracle Club co-founders, Jenna Gribbon and Julian Tepper

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#bookshelves  #interiors 
Quotable - Karen Blixen, born 17 April 1885, died 7 September 1962'Write a little every day, without hope, without despair.'Incredible Karen Blixen Quotes

Quotable - Karen Blixen, born 17 April 1885, died 7 September 1962
'Write a little every day, without hope, without despair.'
Incredible Karen Blixen Quotes

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#Karen Blixen  #Literary Birthday  #Amanda Patterosn 
Quotable - Thornton Wilder, born 17 April 1897, died 197510 Quotes http://bit.ly/1lahmDs

Quotable - Thornton Wilder, born 17 April 1897, died 1975
10 Quotes http://bit.ly/1lahmDs

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#Thornton Wilder  #Literary Birthday  #Quotes  #lit  #eavesdropping 
The Locked Room – A simple way to test your plot →

A trapped character comes alive on the page or screen because he has to fight his way out a corner. The character has to push back against the predicament placed there by the plot—giving us conflict, intensity, and barriers we can define. The locked room is a way to interrogate your plot. 

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the realest thing I’ve ever read. 

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Happy Birthday, Cynthia Ozick, born 17 April 1928
10 Cynthia Ozick Quotes
All writing is presumption of course, since no one knows what it is like to be another human being.
What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.
Because if I don’t start, I won’t get going. And sometimes starting is so difficult. Because it’s all chaos… It could be a scene in your mind or it could be some kind of tendril that you can barely define. So I have to force it. And then after – and this is real compulsion, real self-flagellation – it kind of takes off. But there’s a lot of agony before. And sometimes during. And sometimes all through. But just before the end and revelations start coming, that’s the joy. But mostly its hell.
Advice to aspiring poets: Poetry is not letter-writing cut up into lines. Become familiar with the poets that are the infrastructure of literature; read, read, read.
After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.
If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage.
Writers’ invisibility has little or nothing to do with Fame, just as Fame has little or nothing to do with Literature. (Fame merits its capital F for its fickleness, Literature its capital L for its lastingness.) 
To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.
Writers are very dangerous people. You shouldn’t know them.
If I could do it again, I would step out of the furnace now and then. I’d run around and find reviews to write, articles; I’d scurry and scrounge. I’d try to build a little platform from which to send out a voice. I’d do, in short, what I see so many writers of your generation doing: Chasing a bit of work here, a bit there, publishing, getting acquainted. 
Ozick is an American-Jewish short story writer, novelist, and essayist
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Happy Birthday, Cynthia Ozick, born 17 April 1928

10 Cynthia Ozick Quotes

  1. All writing is presumption of course, since no one knows what it is like to be another human being.
  2. What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.
  3. Because if I don’t start, I won’t get going. And sometimes starting is so difficult. Because it’s all chaos… It could be a scene in your mind or it could be some kind of tendril that you can barely define. So I have to force it. And then after – and this is real compulsion, real self-flagellation – it kind of takes off. But there’s a lot of agony before. And sometimes during. And sometimes all through. But just before the end and revelations start coming, that’s the joy. But mostly its hell.
  4. Advice to aspiring poets: Poetry is not letter-writing cut up into lines. Become familiar with the poets that are the infrastructure of literature; read, read, read.
  5. After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.
  6. If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage.
  7. Writers’ invisibility has little or nothing to do with Fame, just as Fame has little or nothing to do with Literature. (Fame merits its capital F for its fickleness, Literature its capital L for its lastingness.) 
  8. To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.
  9. Writers are very dangerous people. You shouldn’t know them.
  10. If I could do it again, I would step out of the furnace now and then. I’d run around and find reviews to write, articles; I’d scurry and scrounge. I’d try to build a little platform from which to send out a voice. I’d do, in short, what I see so many writers of your generation doing: Chasing a bit of work here, a bit there, publishing, getting acquainted. 

Ozick is an American-Jewish short story writer, novelist, and essayist

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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#Amanda Patterson  #Writers Write  #Literary Birthday  #Cynthia Ozick