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Poetic drunkenness

The writer who cares more about words than about story – characters, action, setting, atmosphere – is unlikely to create a vivid and continuous dream; he gets in his own way too much; in his poetic drunkenness, he can’t tell the cart – and its cargo – from the horse. John Gardner (via LitReactor)

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There’s life out there

Some people say writing is their passion, their life, their this and that, their everything. You hear it from well-known authors and amateur scribblers. For others, however, making a living by putting words together becomes an unbearable burden, but these are rarely seen. It was the case of Frederica Sagor Maas,who died a few weeks […]

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Setting one’s literary standards

In Iceland, a century ago, an older woman dictates a letter to Álfgrímur. It was going to be a long-drawn-out business to compose this document. The woman was so fastidious in her choice of words that she made me cross it all out as fast as I wrote it down. “We’ll tear up this awful […]

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Beginners

Tumblrs around the world are posting this image these days. They say it was William Shakespeare who warned us “you can never trust the quotes you read online” but, ignoring the bard for once, let’s see what this  Ira Glass has to say:

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Coppola

This man has just earned a lot of points in my admiration scale thanks to this interview. On art: You try to go to a producer today and say you want to make a film that hasn’t been made before; they will throw you out because they want the same film that works, that makes […]

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Congratulations, Cos!

Some people are talking against NaNoWriMo, and they’re even -partially- right, and reading them is worth the while. But there are others, like mi friend Cos, who speak in favour: I don’t think I’ve ever -except perhaps when I was twelve or thirteen- written so much about a single story, not to mention with such […]

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(Español) Rango de edad

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

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