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Friday Fun – You’ve Got a Book In You
You've got that novel in you! Pass it through your fingertips!
Inspiration from Nick Cave
“All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all, because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea could be the smallest thing in the world, a little flame that you … Continue reading Inspiration from Nick Cave
How To Write A Novel (It’s easier than you think!)
Here's our member Antoine Wilson demonstrating how to write a novel. Watch and learn. https://vimeo.com/40540482
I am beginning to understand the true difference between youth and age. Young people have time to make plans and think of new ideas. Older people need their whole energy to keep up with what's already been set in motion. From Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World
Tom Rachman Quote
"Among new children, she always spotted the outcasts first, and had read enough novels to prefer them. Sometimes this let her down- certain kids deserved social banishment. But hidden among the losers, she suspected, were her kind. What she longed for was a person who'd say, as none ever had, 'This is all so fake, … Continue reading Tom Rachman Quote
from The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
“But, she knew, you didn’t have to marry your soulmate, and you didn’t even have to marry an Interesting. You didn’t always need to be the dazzler, the firecracker, the one who cracked everyone up, or made everyone want to sleep with you, or be the one who wrote and starred in the play that … Continue reading from The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
All About Books
This week, we've found some great articles and resources all revolving around the subject of BOOKS! 1. Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro have an interesting discussion on genre. 2. Adam Gopnik talks about what it really means for us when yet another book store closes its doors. 3. It is now common practice for Western books to be … Continue reading All About Books
Why can’t we read anymore?
"Most nights last year, I got into bed with a book — paper or e — and started. Reading. Read. Ing. One word after the next. A sentence. Two sentences. Maybe three. And then … I needed just a little something else. Something to tide me over. Something to scratch that little itch at the back of my mind— just … Continue reading Why can’t we read anymore?
Kurt Vonnegut, Quote of the Day
"The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist. ” Kurt Vonnegut, … Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut, Quote of the Day