Character development

“Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day.” - the two and the elephant Ray Bradbury

Writing for children

“You cannot write for children They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.” Maurice

Love of books

Love of books“Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.” Richard de Bury

Kindled by a spirit


“Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.


072Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.    Tillich, Paul