• Between the Lines

    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.

    In October, 2011, she closed her critique business in order to focus on her own writing. She maintains this blog as a resource to writers.

    To learn more about Laurin's books please visit LaurinWittig.com
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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
liqueur
until
the
thought
dissolves
in
me
like
alcohol,
infusing
brain
and
heart
and
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!

Laurin

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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!

Laurin

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!

Laurin

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!

Laurin

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. 

Laurin

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