It’s Monday.

“You must find a quiet place. You must find your own quiet center of life and write from that . . . To write and work on this level we must live on it–we must at least recognize it and defer to it at every step.”Sarah Orne Jewett’s advice to Willa Cather

[Every great story] “must leave in the mind of the sensitive reader an intangible residuum of pleasure, a cadence, a quality of voice that is exclusively the writer’s own, individual, unique. A quality that one can remember without the volume at hand, can experience over and over again in the mind but can never absolutely define.” –Willa Cather on Sarah Orne Jewett’s writing