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Carmen Agra Deedy - Quotes

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I find that it takes a lot of years of living, and many more of reckoning, to come up with one worthwhile paragraph. And when a deadline looms, prayer doesn't hurt, either. ---->>>

I cannot always write at the same time, in the same place. I work, travel and have a vigorous family life. If I'm stranded in an airport lobby - I write. If I have to wait in a doctor's office - I write. If I have a morning or evening to myself - I write.

I cannot always write at the same time, in the same place. I work, travel and have a vigorous family life. If I'm stranded in an airport lobby - I write. If I have to wait in a doctor's office - I write. If I have a morning or evening to myself - I write.

Listen to great storytellers; slowly, you will learn about voice, timing, tension, structure, climax - all the things you need to tell stories that will capture the imagination of your audience. ---->>>

Listening to others does not mean you should sound like them; find your own voice by telling stories as authentically as possible. ---->>>

Read, read, read. Read good books. You will strengthen your understanding of story. Your vocabulary will be the richer for it. ---->>>

There are constant cycles in history. There is loss, but it is always followed by regeneration. The tales of our elders who remember such cycles are very important to us now. ---->>>

If you tell stories you love, you will never tell them with indifference - take it to the bank. ---->>>

Whatever we perceive as good in the world has always endured, and it always will. ---->>>

You're more likely to finish a book you enjoy, than one that feels like literary drudgery. ---->>>

I began telling stories as a volunteer in my daughters' school. But I grew up hearing stories from Cuban and Southern storytellers, and I learned a great deal by just being quiet and listening. ---->>>

The hardest part is making the time to write. Not finding the time to write, mind you. Making. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-11, 1960
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Occupation: Author
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Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known, award-winning author of children’s literature, storyteller and radio contributor. Born in Havana, Cuba, she migrated to the United States with her family in 1963 after the Cuban Revolution. Deedy grew up in Decatur, Georgia.(wikipedia)