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J. D. Salinger: Newspapers Serve No Purpose

“If you’re a writer, you need to quit that newspaper. Newspapers serve no purpose. And publishing is the worst person could do.”- J. D. Salinger via veteran journalist Betty Eppes It’s impossible to avoid publishing industry and press these days … Continue reading

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Wildly Witty Quotations from "The Catcher in the Rye" (1)

“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” (p11) “I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age.” (p 12) “Do you … Continue reading

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Writing the Easiest Fiction is Much Harder than the Most Complex Non Fiction, Claims Ann Patchett

‎”Fiction is always really a labor. The hardest piece of non-fiction I ever wrote is NOT anywhere close to the easiest piece of fiction.”- Ann Patchett As she talked about her non fiction work This is the Story of a … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franzen on How to Write Bluntly without Being Killed or Hurt, Literally…

A few days ago, I tried writing things I never imagined writing. What was in my mind was trying to help some people out there learn the information they may not know before. I quoted the sentences written in the … Continue reading

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May Day Post:Be Your Own Employer, Writers!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XESDRP82png&w=420&h=315] Lately nothing sucks more than being a worker for anyone else other than myself. I almost arrive to the point where I don’t give a single damn to any career demand before my eyes. I make money for … Continue reading

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David Sedaris: Write First then Collect Rubbish

David Sedaris’s face  was sweating a bit. In his left hand, you can see a white canvas shopping bag in which he threw some rubbish he found along the way. He complained,”It drives me crazy…” He took a stroll again … Continue reading

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My Book Crush: The Mundane yet Mindblowingly Successful Book "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls"

Anyone has got his or her own crush, whether it be a guy crush, girl crush, coffee crush, shoes crush. Besides gadget crush, I’ve got this book crush, which is way more affordable than the aforementioned. I can’t help myself … Continue reading

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This is How Jonathan Franzen Writes #writing

“It is such a huge question. I mean I really literally could talk all day and barely scratch the surface… It’s always about TONE. If the tone is not there , then there’s no writing. And to get anything done, … Continue reading

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