Words matter. These are the best Kate Klise Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Writing for children isn’t easy. Kids will abandon a story that doesn’t interest, enchant, delight, thrill, or terrify them. But when you can find a way into a young reader’s imagination through something as simple as words on paper, well, there’s nothing more satisfying.
The older I get, the more I appreciate the idea of being thrown together with a group of people you might have a lot in common with, or nothing at all. You don’t have the option of doing anything other than making your family relationships work – forever. I like that.
I like to take writing retreats within a day’s drive of home. Less travel time means more time for writing, which is the name of the game here.
Recent studies have shown that our creativity is increased by 60% when we’re walking. I encourage my workshop participants to write at their desks but think on their feet.
I like working on stories where I can explore the darker corners of childhood without illustrations but with humor.
I love the Bronte sisters, but I feel a closer kinship to the Ephron sisters, Nora and Delia, if only because their work makes me laugh more than the Brontes. I also love the Mitford sisters with their secret language and their endless letters back and forth.
I like that there’s no love as fierce as the love you feel for your family; that there’s no one you feel more protective of than the very same people who can drive you crazy.
I’m so convinced that hiking helps my writing that I recently decided to offer a series of hiking-writing workshops to see if others had the same experience.
Early in my publishing career, someone told me I’d need to have five books in print before I could quit my job as a journalist. Turns out it was closer to 10 books. It also turns out that while it’s great to see my titles on bookstore shelves, my best customers are schools and libraries.
Every writer dreams of having a backyard cottage, similar to Dahl’s ‘writing hut.’ English cottages and charming huts might seem out of reach, but a good carpenter could build a modest cottage on the cheap.
I want to give kids that fall-off-the-bed-laughing feeling. Either that, or the sixth-grade feeling that life is hard – sometimes unbearably hard – and it is ultimately about death. But in the meantime, life can be really funny, too.