Quote of the Month–April 2015

“I am the product of . . . endless books.” – C. S. Lewis People ask us all the time how we ended up becoming writers. Our response is that we were voracious (and discerning) readers from an early age, and from there it is only a short step between being a reader to becoming a writer. All writers are, indeed, “the products of endless books.” Advertisements Continue reading Quote of the Month–April 2015

Quote of the Month–December 2014

“The storyteller is one who comes bearing a great and lasting gift.” —Edward Eggleston A story well told is a gift that can never be lost or destroyed. So we authors are a lucky lot: we never have to worry about buying people Christmas presents! I’m only joking; we buy each other regular presents as well. Although, come to think of it, they usually are books … Continue reading Quote of the Month–December 2014

Quote of the Month–November 2014

Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. – Jack London If you could see our desks, you would realize that here at the Sibling Writery we are firm believers in London’s philosophy in the value … Continue reading Quote of the Month–November 2014

Quote of the Month–October 2014

“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.” – William Strunk, Jr. I was looking through Strunk’s classic work, The Elements of Style, this morning, and was immediately struck by how closely this rule parallels the one that I apply when editing my … Continue reading Quote of the Month–October 2014