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url 2016-07-15 23:44
10 Charming Quotes About Writing

One of a million monkeys at work

 

Quite often I find that when writers write about writing (yes, I just did that) the advice is prescriptive, and so, useless. These folks, however, just get it:

 

  1. “Do not place a photograph of your ­favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide.” — Roddy Doyle
  2. “Have regrets. They are fuel. On the page they flare into desire.” — Geoff Dyer
  3. “Imagine that you are dying. If you had a terminal disease would you ­finish this book? Why not? The thing that annoys this 10-weeks-to-live self is the thing that is wrong with the book. So change it. Stop arguing with yourself. Change it. See? Easy. And no one had to die.” — Anne Enright
  4. “You can also do all that with whiskey.” –Anne Enright
  5. “Try to think of others’ good luck as encouragement to yourself.” — Richard Ford
  6. “It’s doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction.” — Jonathan Franzen
  7. “Keep in mind Oscar Wilde: ‘A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.’” — Joyce Carol Oates
  8. “You know that sickening feeling of inadequacy and over-exposure you feel when you look upon your own empurpled prose? Relax into the awareness that this ghastly sensation will never, ever leave you, no matter how successful and publicly lauded you become. It is intrinsic to the real business of writing and should be cherished.” — Will Self
  9. “If you have to read, to cheer yourself up read biographies of writers who went insane.” — Colm Tóibín
  10. “Write.” — Neil Gaiman
Source: medium.com/@markarayner/10-charming-quotes-about-writing-d3d180e1bb22#.nnodh443n
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url 2015-05-17 18:59
Dostoevsky's diary
Source: booklover.tumblr.com/post/119189700965/dabacahin-although-i-have-been-issuing-my
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url 2015-03-24 11:37
Women: Could you live as a man for 40 years?

My novel SINFUL FOLK features a woman who dressed like a man for 10 years — and some readers have found it unbelievable that a woman could live like this for 10 years.

 

Well, here’s a woman (in Egypt) who lived as a man FOR 43 YEARS! 

 

Abu Daooh was pregnant with her daughter Houda when her husband passed away in the 1970s, leaving her as the sole breadwinner of the family, Al-Arabiya reported. Abu Daooh quickly found that in a traditional Egyptian society at the time, few jobs were available to illiterate women, and it proved much easier to find work dressed as a man. She took up jobs in brick making and shoe shining, but altered her appearance to avoid being harassed.

 

"As to protect myself from men and the harshness of their looks and being targeted by them due to traditions, I decided to be a man … and dressed in their clothes and worked alongside them in other villages where no one knows me,” she told the network.

 

This sounds exactly like the situation in SINFUL FOLK. Find a way to survive.... subvert the patriarchy... by acting as a man. 

 

Read more here »

Source: sinfulfolk.com
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url 2015-03-03 17:14
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url 2015-02-03 17:02
Harper Lee - New Novel - "Set a Watchman"

Harper Lee to release a new novel -- sequel for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 

Source: www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31118355
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