Tagged with Brenda Ueland

Why YA Fiction Is Great

I just came across this great article from salon.com about why female YA authors outnumber the male. In her article, Laura Miller posits that this is because there is so little prestige associated with the genre, and while men are accustomed to achieving “greatness” in the world of literary fiction, women are more inclined to … Continue reading

On Finding Inspiration…

“I learned that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.” – Brenda Ueland

On Imagination…

“Our idea that we must always be energetic and active is all wrong. We must be idle, limp and alone for much of the time, as lazy as men fishing on a levee, and quietly looking and thinking, not willing all the time. This quiet looking and thinking is the imagination.” -Brenda Ueland