Eleanor Roosevelt – Writing Quote Wednesday

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Writing Quote created by Paul Jenny using Flickr photo by Jeff Kubina

I live close to our longest-serving First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s modest house, Vall-Kill. She said of her beloved cottage, “Vall-Kill is where I used to find myself and grow.”

During all this growth, I wonder how often she was humiliated by telling the truth?

According to Wikipedia.com Eleanor Roosevelt held over 348 press conferences during her husband’s twelve-year presidency. She also published a monthly column in Woman’s Home Companion and once wrote such a strongly worded editorial in a newspaper that her husband, Franklin, had to publish a reply.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project states that she left volumes of writing and never used a ghost writer. According to the site, she wrote 27 books, more than 8,000 columns and 555 articles. She also gave more than 75 speeches a year.

When was the last time you told a truth in fiction that you couldn’t tell IRL? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Watch Frank Sinatra speaking to Eleanor Roosevelt on YouTube.com

Flickr photo by Jeff Kubina (CC License)

Tell me when you write…

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If you’re like me, you’re curious about when writers are putting in their writing hours. Are you someone who gets up early, stays up late, or writes when you can? There’s a lot of advice out there (and some science – click on the link). I’m interested in finding out when writers are actually putting in writing time to see if there is a trend.

If you could pass this quick poll along to your writer friends and other bloggers, I’d sure appreciate it. It would be nice to get a big enough sample to share the results with everyone in another post. Have a great writing day!

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