J. J. Brown, Wordslinger

"I Sling Words As I Go Along."



And now a word from Pres. Abraham Lincoln…..

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Abraham Lincoln
February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865

And now a word from Edgar Allan Poe……

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

Edgar Allan Poe
January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849

Nichelle Nichols, in her own words…….

……remembering Dr. King.

And now a word from Nellie Bly……..

“I have never written a word that did not come from my heart. I never shall.”

from The Evening-Journal, January 8, 1922

Nellie  Bly

And now a word from J.R.R. Tolkien……

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

J.R.R. Tolkien,
January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, etc.

And now a word from Anne Lamott……..

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

Anne Lamott
author, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

And now a word from Ursula K. LeGuin…….

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well, they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”

author, A Wizard of Earthsea

A word from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…….

“My mind rebels against stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper hemisphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930

So, Hemingway once said…..

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Ernest Hemingway
July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961

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