Literary Birthday – 1 August – Andrea Cremer

Happy Birthday, Andrea Cremer, born 1 August 1978.

Seven Quotes

  1. The best advice: Read. Read. Read. Write. Write. Write.
  2. I’ve always been a writer. I only recently decided make a go of it professionally. Writing is a craft. It’s a lot of work and your writing is always evolving. If you want to be a better writer, you must write more and read often.
  3. If there’s a writer in your life who you love, don’t call what they do a ‘hobby.’ On the other hand, if your long-time nemesis is a writer, be sure to undermine their confidence by referring to their life’s work as a quaint pastime.
  4. When I was in high school I made a list of LIFE GOALS on a sheet of notebook paper (I’ve always been an ambitious dreamer). One of the goals on that list consisted of three simple words: Write a book.
  5. Storytelling brings people together, creates connections, broadens minds, offers new dreams.
  6. Most writers I’ve met share the same passion that I do, we write because we have to. Not writing feels wrong, painful even. We must need to write because most writers have full-time jobs that are not writing.
  7. Writing is hard. Revising is hard. Waiting is hard. Rejection is hard. Despite all of that there’s nothing I’d rather do.

Andrea Cremer is an American writer, best known for the internationally best-selling Nightshade series, which includes Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose, Snakeroot, Rift, and Rise. From her website: ‘She went to school until there wasn’t any more school to go to, ending up with a Ph.D. in early modern history—a reflection of her fascination with witchcraft and warfare—and taught for years at Macalester College. She grew up roaming the forests and lakeshores of northern Wisconsin, but now lives in New York City where she roams the sidewalks and riverbanks of the concrete jungle she calls home.’

Source for Image Author’s Biography

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 1st August 2013