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    Laurin Wittig is an award-winning author of historical romance novels originally published by Berkley/Jove and now available as ebooks. She has 20+ years of experience in the writing business as an author, a critiquer, and teacher of creative writing.

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Library Way #5

This is the last of my pictures of the brass plates on the sidewalk of Library Way, NYC:

Because when I read,
I don’t really read
I pop a beautiful
Sentence into
my mouth and
suck it like a
fruit drop,
or I sip it
like a
coursing on
through the viens to
the root of each blood vessel.

Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude

I hope you’ve enjoyed a stroll down Library Way with me!

Happy Writing!



Library Way #4

From NYC:

…a great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.

William Styron, Writers at Work

Happy Writing!


Library Way #3

Another plate from NYC:

Those of you, lost and yearning to be free,
who hear these words, take heart from me.
I once was in as many drafts as you.
But briefly, essentially, here I am….
Who touches this poem touches a woman.

Julia Alverez

Happy Writing!


Library Way #2

Another plate from NYC’s Library Way:

This one is a little hard to read.  It says: 

Writing your name can lead to writing sentences. And the next thing you’ll be doing is writing paragraphs, and then books. And then you’ll be in as much trouble as I am!

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Happy Writing!


Library Way #1

When we go to NYC, as my husband and I did a couple of weeks ago (yes, we were there for the car bomb scare and only a half a block away at the theater), we stay near Bryant Park, perhaps my very favorite place in NY.  On the other side of the library from the park is a street called Library Way and imbedded into the sidewalk are brass plates with quotes from thoughtful (and famous) writers.  I didn’t take pictures of all of them, but I’ll be posting a series over the next weeks of the plates I did snap a photo of.

So without further ado:

E.B. White (to Thurber)

 I thought this was hysterical, though my husband didn’t. 


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