|Mary Shelley 1797-1851|
I thought last year was wonderful, but this year's symposium was even better! I think any writer loves books - all kinds of books. Carolyn Jewel, Sabrina Rawson and I were the only romance writers there, but the variety of readings and stories, including the panel on The Business of Writing, was excellent.
Some quotes I loved:
|David Dodd (right) Sonoma|
Jonah Raskin - Reading inspired me to write. I devoured books.
Sabrina Rawson - It wasn't until my relapse with cancer in 2011, within my first year of diagnosis, that I started to think of creative writing becoming more of a hobby.
Thonie Hevron - I can take my work on the road when I travel, edit at the hairdresser, do marketing/social media on the fly.
Marian Lindner - Inspiration became reality for me when my search for the creative path that would fulfill me became essential.
Carol Miller - ...making "beautiful" things. This has always what gets me up in the morning.
Carolyn Jewel - I value honesty in the writing, to the story, and to the worlds I build.
Crissi Langwell - ..I feel my work is making a difference.
Gilbert Mansergh - I think of the tough commute: 15 feet from house to office, flexibility of time (except deadlines) and locations (California, British Columbia, England, Wales, Crete, Norway, Denmark, etc.)
Jeane Sloane - My most important value in my career of writing historical fiction is to write little known pieces of history for people to read, enjoy and/or not forget the past.
Andy Weisskoff - I'm inspired by the desire to write books that help others manage tricky situations.
Armando Garcia Davila - told a great story of being 10, taking communion for the first time and feeling he'd saved his boyhood friend's soul.
|Daedalus Howell (my star from last year)|
Yes, Shelley's body had washed up on shore. Custom was to burn the body, not knowing who the man was, and a friend rescued his heart and other body parts. Mary Shelley kept it in her desk drawer for years.
Just had to share that.