For all the girls out there who are survivors. Who are still surviving. Who feel unheard. You are already strong and growing stronger. You can do this.
I’ve been listening to the audiobook of The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (my first Discworld book), and this quote felt particularly relevant to me:
Keep speaking up.
For election day, from “Ghazal: America the Beautiful” by Alicia Ostriker:
Imagining amber waves of grain blowing in the wind
purple mountains and no homeless in America
Sometimes I still put my hand tenderly on my heart
somehow or other still carried away by America
It’s been a hard election cycle, but seeing so many friends talk about voting with hope and love gives me a lot of hope for tomorrow.
Currently reading (and loving) Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People
by Camille DeAngelis. Camille included this Rilke quote, and of course I had to Photoshop it into the image above.
Stand strong, trees.
(Original image: Green tree by Stanley Zimny)
A friend of mine shared this quote recently and, with all the summer Olympics excitement, I feel like it’s a good one to stare today. Keep fighting, writers.
Image adapted from ocean by julieta pracana
“Sure, it’s simple, writing for kids. Just as simple as bringing them up.”—Ursula K. Le Guin
In case you need a response for when people tell you that writing for young readers sounds easy, Le Guin’s got you covered.
This is one of my all time favorite quotes, and it feels like a pretty appropriate one to share on E.B. White’s birthday. (He would have been 118!) Thanks to a writer who brought us such a thoughtful, compelling story, and possibly the only spider I will ever like.
(Original photo by dixieroadrash)
“You have to live with the notion of, If I don’t write this, no one’s going to write it. If I die, this idea dies with me.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda
Take it from the guy who gave us Hamilton and In the Heights: no one’s gonna write it for you, so write like you’re running out of time.