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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts added in September 2012

Being A Writer

“If you sit in front of a blank sheet of paper like a frightened rabbit, things won’t change.” WG Sebald. Being a writer is by no means an easy profession. It is full of difficulties, full of obstacles. For a start, there is the psychology of the author, which is not a simple one. There […]

Flight of the Conchords

The most beautiful girl in the room, depending on the room . . . You’re so beautiful, you could be a waitress . . .

Writing Advice: What Anton said

Anton Chekhov To Lydia Avilova My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. When you describe the miserable and unfortunate, and want to make the reader feel pity, try to be […]

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Regaining Paradise . . . “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” “Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of […]