“A writer’s job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories.” —John Irving
I am a collector of lovely things, useful things, silly things. There’s my egg collection, my shell collection, my pebble collection, and my collection of colored glass. I have boxes and jars of art supplies, drawers full of stationary, and case after case of books. Can you relate? What do you collect?
I’ve been accused of accumulating a formidable vocabulary, and I keep adding to the number of story ideas I want to turn into books. I also gather up encouragement wherever I can find it. Like the quotes for writers that are floating around everywhere on the internet. After three years of gleaning, I have heaps and piles. If you follow @ChristaKinde on Twitter, you’ll get a steady trickle every morning. And now that my collection has reached epic proportions, I added the @AuthorsAllies account, which tweets writing quotes around the clock. Follow me … and be encouraged!
“Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.” —James Baldwin
“I try to pull the language into such a sharpness that it jumps off the page…It must look easy, but it takes me forever.” —Maya Angelou
“There is no perfect time to write. There is only now.” —Barbara Kingsolver