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Quote of the Week via ~ June 6th, 2014


Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer’s love until death.” ~Edna Ferber



Quote of the Week via ~ May 30th, 2014


“There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.”

~Elie Wiesel

Quote of the Week via ~ May 23rd, 2014


“Believe in your own identity and your own opinions. Proceed with confidence, generating it, if necessary, by pure willpower. Writing is an act of the ego and you might as well admit it. Use its energy to keep yourself going.” ~William Zinsser 


Quote of the Week via ~ May 16th, 2014


“Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.” ~Octavia Butler 


Quote of the Week via ~ April 4th, 2014


‘Fiction, imaginative work that is, is not dropped like a pebble upon the ground, as science may be; fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.’ ~ Virginia Woolf


Quote of the Week via ~ March 28th, 2014

IYCQOW“When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is going to happen next, you go on from there. You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you hit it again. You have started at six in the morning, say, and may go on until noon or be through before that. When you stop you are as empty, and at the same time never empty but filling, as when you have made love to someone you love. Nothing can hurt you, nothing can happen, nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again. It is the wait until the next day that is hard to get through.” ~Ernest Hemingway

Quote of the Week via ~ March 14th, 2014

IYCQOW“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” ~Susan Sontag

Professor Owl’s October 2012 Newsletter


A chill is in the air and autumn is in full swing! This month Professor Owl has plenty to share with you including updates from our favourite organizations, an interesting article, some fun Halloween ideas as well as our usual Professor Owl’s book recommendations, puzzles, recipes and crafts!Also, take Professor Owl’s reading challenge – write and let us know what books you are enjoying and win prizes. **Remember though you must let your parents know that you are writing to us…**

via Professor Owl’s October 2012 Newsletter.

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