I’m in Billings at the High Plains Book Fest. In the morning, I’m part of a panel discussion called “Selected Shorts,” and in the afternoon, I’m leading a workshop on writing about children.
As part of the class, I’ve collected some of my favorite writerly quotes, to be used as the beginnings of a discussion. Here are some of them:
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” William Wordsworth
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me he glint of light on the broken glass.” Anton Chekhov
“Make it new.” Ezra Pound
and my favorite:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt