Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning American author who writes for both children and adults. She likes to think of herself as a storyteller. Some of her most popular novels include Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux.
On writing, she says:
It’s the 4th of July. You know what that means? America’s Independence Day!
We are right in the middle of summer, so I thought this post would be appropriate. 🙂
This weekend, I wanted to share a writing quote with you courtesy of Phyllis Dorothy James, otherwise known as P. D. James, a well-known and celebrated English crime writer. On writing and dreaming, she says:
Last week, I watched the new Wonder Woman movie by DC Comics. And I loved it! I know it sounds cliché, that a woman would love a movie about a strong, female superhero. But I did. Yet, before the movie, I was ambivalent towards it.
I had seen the trailer and knew it was going to be in movie theaters in June, but I still wasn’t planning on watching it. The last time I saw Wonder Woman headlining a screenplay was the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The show aired in Nigeria in the 80s/90s. Yes, that long ago.
But then, I saw this:
I hope your weekend has been pleasant so far.
Today, I will be sharing an excerpt from the newly released sequel to Dear Obajimi, aptly titled “Dear Morenike.” Dear Obajimi is an epistolary short story narrated through a wife’s letters to her husband, while Dear Morenike includes the husband’s letter to his wife. Both stories are set in Lagos, Nigeria.
Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend has been enjoyable and relaxing so far.
Before we step into a new week, I wanted to share a writing quote from Beverly Cleary, a well-known American author of Children’s and Young Adult fiction. She says: