Literary Birthday - 18 April - Alexandra Adornetto

Happy Birthday, Alexandra Adornetto, born 18 April 1993

Eight Quotes

  1. When you open a book and take a first hesitant glance at the page before you, the crucial factor that determines whether to continue reading or disregard the book in disappointment is the opening sentence.
  2. Sometimes it's better to stop trying to make sense of things. Life isn't clear cut, there are always grey areas.
  3. I was not too impressed with human language; it seemed absurdly limited. There was so much that couldn’t be put into words. That was one of the saddest things about people - their most important thoughts and feelings often went unspoken.
  4. Some say we can’t choose who we fall in love with; love chooses us. Sometimes people fall for the complete antithesis of everything they believe they’re looking for.
  5. The righteous ones are always exhausting to have around.
  6. I do chapter breakdowns so I know vaguely what’s going to happen in each one. All I need to know is the basic outline of what’s going to happen and the story tends to write itself. 
  7. The best advice I can give [aspiring writers] is to believe in their work. I think that’s the key as well as being receptive to criticism and feedback. That’s the only way to really develop your skills as a writer.
  8. It’s a tough industry, but don’t be put off. I believe if you want something badly enough and you’re willing to work at it, then you’ll succeed.

Adornetto is an Australian author who writes for children and young adults. Her works include The Strangest Adventures series, the Halo trilogy and The Ghost House Saga.

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Literary Birthday - 17 April - Catherine Ryan Hyde

Happy Birthday, Catherine Ryan Hyde, born 17 April 1955

10 Quotes

  1. We should all be much more careful with each other`s hearts.
  2. Let’s face it. Aspiring writers need help. Writers today need to learn to ride the roller-coaster of a rapidly changing publishing business and deal with an overload of conflicting information.
  3. It helps a lot to know where you’re going and how you plan to get there.
  4. There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.
  5. Because it proves that you don’t need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients. You can start with the world you’ve got
  6. I think it’s the things we don’t talk about that make us old before out time.
  7. Acts of kindness change people. Small acts of kindness change people in a small way. A big enough act of kindness can alter the course of a person’s life entirely. But big or small, I’ve never seen it fail.
  8. The craziest thing I have ever done is quit my day job to become a full-time writer.
  9. I keep telling you the future isn’t set in stone. It’s not all decided yet. The future is just what’s down the road we decided to walk on today. You can change roads anytime. And that changes where you end up.
  10. If it takes you apart, that’s not love. Love puts you back together.

Catherine Ryan Hyde  is an American novelist and short story writer. Her books include the story collection Earthquake Weather  and the novels Love in the Present TenseElectric God, and Pay It Forward, which was made into a feature film.

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