Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Morning Quote: Henry James on What's Important

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

—Henry James

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inspiration Galore!

Because we here at A Brilliant Shade of Red1,2 are all about inspiration, we're sharing this link to Poet's & Writer's feature, Writers Recommend, in which the editors ask writers who have been featured in the magazine to share things that have inspired them in their writing. And though I'm a subscriber and have probably received multiple emails about this, I only noticed when it was mentioned in January Gill O'Neil's excellent blog, Poet Mom—a wonderful inspiration in its own right. Dive in and get inspired!

1That's the editorial we.
2Or possibly the royal we.3
3We're not sure.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Morning Quote: Robert Peake on How to Write Good Poetry Every Day (or at Least Regularly)

It seems to me that poetry is a lot like photography. The secret to getting good photos, or poems, is to take a lot of shots.