Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jean Little

 By Belinda

I have been away a lot recently, and busy when at home. And now I am home again but needing to go to bed and sleeeeeep.

Although too tired to write much tonight, I am posting some photos taken where I was for the past three days; at  Write! Canada 2012. The photos are of Canadian children's author, Jean Little, her sister Pat, and guide dog Honey (yes, I realize I have given preferential treatment to Honey. That dog was so well behaved.

Jean Little, as well as being a gifted writer, also has the ability to cut through pretentiousness. 

A few quotes from the conference, by Jean:

  • She doesn't read books that tell you have to be okay. "I'm already okay," says Jean.
  • There's nothing better than doing a hard job and doing it well.
  • Read a lot: Poetry; chapter books. Writers are the ones who know how you should do; teachers do not.
  • Eavesdrop!

And now dear friends, goodnight!


Marilyn said...

Eavesdrop. Hahahahaha. Absolutely!

Love the post and the photos! Hope Write Canada was a good time of retreat and refreshment for you in this momentous year.

Belinda said...

Oh, Marilyn, you have NO idea--but you will! I have so much to share and it's comin'!

Dave Hingsburger said...

Wonderful to have you back. The photos are wondeful! I so agree with her advice!!

Belinda said...

Thank you for the welcome back Dave. I'm glad you like the photos. And you are the best example of a great eavesdropper. :) You overhear so many interesting things that turn into stories.