Lauren Gray

writelaurengray.com

99 notes

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jhumpa Lahiri, born 11 July 1967
Six Quotes
The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail. They remain the test, whether or not to read something. 
That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
When I sit down to write, I don’t think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.
The urge to convert experience into a group of words that are in a grammatical relation to one another is the most basic, ongoing impulse of my life.
Fiction is an act of wilfulness, a deliberate effort to reconcile, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willingfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, ‘Listen to me’.
Where Writers Write - Jhumpa Lahiri
Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a film of the same name.
Source for Image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jhumpa Lahiri, born 11 July 1967

Six Quotes

  1. The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail. They remain the test, whether or not to read something. 
  2. That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
  3. When I sit down to write, I don’t think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
  4. The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.
  5. The urge to convert experience into a group of words that are in a grammatical relation to one another is the most basic, ongoing impulse of my life.
  6. Fiction is an act of wilfulness, a deliberate effort to reconcile, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willingfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, ‘Listen to me’.

Where Writers Write - Jhumpa Lahiri

Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri’s debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into a film of the same name.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

43 notes

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Frederick Buechner, born 11 July 1926 
Three Quotes
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
To be wise is to be eternally curious.
Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than 30 books, which include A Long Day’s Dying and Godric.
Source for Image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Frederick Buechner, born 11 July 1926 

Three Quotes

  1. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
  2. You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
  3. To be wise is to be eternally curious.

Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than 30 books, which include A Long Day’s Dying and Godric.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

40 notes

kayla3dgar:

First off I appreciate the follows, reblogs, likes and views to my blog it really means a lot that you all are taking a peek at my work, Thank You!!!

And second, while I’m getting my other projects in order to start posting on here (so sorry of the slack updates!) Here’s my senior thesis project that I’ve finally assembled and organized for a post.

I choose to do a Children’s Book that I wrote myself and so far I have developed Character Designs, a Dummy book, Book Cover and a couple of finished spread illustrations for it.  The story is about a young girl “Q”, living in a very technological world who goes in search of a new friend when her robot one breaks down.  Instead she finds a wildly unpredictable beast (Ruff the dog) who brings Q and her family together in an effort to take care of it.

The story has a personal meaning behind it so I used family members to help tell it.  Here I am at my grad show with my #1 muse for the story, my cousin Quinn.  She’s already a whiz at technology and definitely isn’t the only one, so I’m making this story as a handy reminder to put down the remote and “go play outside together”!

I had too much fun with this project and can’t wait to eventually finish the whole book!

Wow. Beautiful illustrations. I would love to see this in print.

62 notes

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jean de La Fontaine, born 8 July 1621, died 13 April 1695
10 Quotes
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
In everything one must consider the end.
To live light-heartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism — this is the art of living.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Patience and time do more than force and rage.
By the work one knows the workman.
de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known for his Fables.
Source for Image
By Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Jean de La Fontaine, born 8 July 1621, died 13 April 1695

10 Quotes

  1. A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
  2. In everything one must consider the end.
  3. To live light-heartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism — this is the art of living.
  4. Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
  5. Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
  6. Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
  7. Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.
  8. Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
  9. Patience and time do more than force and rage.
  10. By the work one knows the workman.

de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known for his Fables.

Source for Image

By Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

2 notes

"We’ve invaded the depths of the sea and photographed the giant squid, it isn’t just an old sailor’s tale, it’s a celebrity now like everybody else—it’s real, see? that’s a real picture, so the giant squid is real, the way it wasn’t until we took the picture…You can photograph anything you believe in." 

From “Elementals” by Ursula K. Le Guin in Tin House Vol.14

"We’ve invaded the depths of the sea and photographed the giant squid, it isn’t just an old sailor’s tale, it’s a celebrity now like everybody else—it’s real, see? that’s a real picture, so the giant squid is real, the way it wasn’t until we took the picture…You can photograph anything you believe in."

From “Elementals” by Ursula K. Le Guin in Tin House Vol.14

Filed under tin house bookporn excerpt