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Kathryn Johnson

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Kathryn Johnson is the author of over 40 published novels under a variety of pen names. Most of her contemporary novels now being written under her own name, while she writes historical fiction as Mary Hart Perry, on Goodreads as well.
When Kathryn isn't working on her own novels, she loves teaching at The Writer's Center in the Washington, DC area and mentoring other writers at http://www.WriteByYou.com. She has spoken nationally at writers' conferences and at the Library of Congress and for the Smithsonian Associates in Washington.
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Kathryn Johnson I write. It's that simple. If I feel blocked, I sit down and pretend to write, or I write drivel until the feeling of actually doing the scene starts …moreI write. It's that simple. If I feel blocked, I sit down and pretend to write, or I write drivel until the feeling of actually doing the scene starts to work. It always breaks loose the block.(Sitting and cussing and not writing does no good. Blocks won't break on their own.)(less)
Kathryn Johnson I always tell people to imagine the way you felt when you were reading the best sort of book. If you multiply that intense joy by 10, that's how I fee…moreI always tell people to imagine the way you felt when you were reading the best sort of book. If you multiply that intense joy by 10, that's how I feel when I'm writing. Pure bliss!(less)
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“I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. Was it really? Better to have trusted and been deceived? Better to have shared your soul with another human being, only to find that honor meant nothing to him?”
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“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
Jack London

“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”
Pablo Picasso

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring barque,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”
William Shakespeare, Great Sonnets

“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken."

(Sonnet 116)
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

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