Sunday, September 4, 2016

Quote of the Week and the Week to Come

“The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.” ~ Roald Dahl

Source Wikipedia and Brainy Quotes

Roald Dahl, born Sep 13, 1916 – Nov. 23, 1990 was a British fighter pilot, short story writer, screenplay writer and novelist. His books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide.  His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kind-hearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected.

This week on Writing from the Peak:

September 5    Letter from the Editor Donnell Ann Bell

September 6    Open Call for Board Members by M.B. Partlow

September 7    The Writing Coach Deb McLeod

September 8    PPW’s Call for Volunteers by MB. Partlow

September 9    Sweet Success Celebrates Margaret Mizushima


            

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