Literary Birthday - 8 July - Erin Morgenstern

Happy Birthday, Erin Morgenstern, born 8 July 1978

Seven Quotes

  1. I binge write. I think it’s because I started seriously writing by participating in National Novel Writing Month, an online-based challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
  2. I’m a firm believer that lighting affects mood, and twinkly lights on strings bring something magical to occasions ranging from concerts to weddings, though I’m fond of using them as year-round home decor. There’s a reason why they’re sometimes called fairy lights. When the light is right, there aren’t any strings at all.
  3. I draft quickly and then revise, a lot.
  4. When I was growing up, if there was a Young Adult section of my town’s library, I missed it. I wandered right from The Babysitter’s Club over to Stephen King. His books were big and fat and they seemed important. I eventually worked my way through most of the shelf, but It is the one that stuck with me.
  5. Sometimes I write what I can’t paint, and I paint what I can’t write. I use a different part of the brain.
  6. I don’t have any particular rituals, I sometimes like to write in longhand when I’m searching for ideas but I do the vast majority by typing, I can’t always keep up with my thoughts longhand.
  7. I’m not a coffee shop writer because I feel obliged to order more coffee and then I end up over-caffeinated.

Morgenstern is an American writer and visual artist best known for writing The Night Circus.

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