Literary Birthday – 25 March – Kate DiCamillo

Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo, born 25 March 1964.

Seven Quotes

  1. Writing is seeing. It is paying attention.
  2. Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Make some light.
  3. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
  4. Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.
  5. Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
  6. My goal is two pages a day, five days a week. I never want to write, but I’m always glad that I have done it. After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.
  7. ‘Once upon a time,’ he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him.

Writing Tips from Kate’s website

Read: Kate DiCamillo’s 6 Writing Tips

Kate DiCamillo is an American writer of children’s fiction. The Tale of Despereaux won the Newbery Medal, and Because of Winn-Dixie was a runner-up. The Library of Congress named DiCamillo the new national ambassador for young people’s literature in 2014.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 25th March 2014