Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary in ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. —Boris Pasternak



It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. —Calvin & Hobbs






It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

Remember: when people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. —Neil Gaiman

Which is one reason writing for a living can be very confusing.



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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. —James Baldwin


This brought tears to my eyes. I have nothing to add. Except maybe to recommend you read it again.





It's all better with friends.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Podcast

I met Laura Brennan when I went to Hollywood for a special Sisters In Crime conference. She recently started a series of podcasts for mysteries. Here’s mine, but check out the others as well, and maybe sign up to receive free books: http://destinationmystery.com/episode-5-peg-brantley/



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Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"It's up to the author to intertwine the craft with the creative and find the balance that touches the soul of the reader." —Edie Melson


Damn.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them


"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo." —Don Marquis


This is in honor of my mother-in-law, Inez Frances Brantley, who turns 100 on April 24th. Her volume of verse will be a special gift for every person at her celebration.  You can check out her book here.

And I, for one, can hear the echo.




It's all better with friends.