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Happy Birthday, Elias Canetti, born 25 July 1905, died 14 August 1994
Seven Quotes
All things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well.
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
The act of naming is the great and solemn consolation of mankind.
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation, and it seems most true when it eschews artistic devices of any sort.
Canetti was a Bulgarian-born Swiss and British novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Elias Canetti, born 25 July 1905, died 14 August 1994

Seven Quotes

  1. All things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
  2. There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
  3. The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well.
  4. When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
  5. There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
  6. The act of naming is the great and solemn consolation of mankind.
  7. The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation, and it seems most true when it eschews artistic devices of any sort.

Canetti was a Bulgarian-born Swiss and British novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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word-stuck:

shěnměi píláo 审美疲劳 (審美疲勞) is seeing so much beauty that you get tired of it, especially if that beauty happens to be one’s lover

word-stuck:

shěnměi píláo 审美疲劳 (審美疲勞) is seeing so much beauty that you get tired of it, especially if that beauty happens to be one’s lover

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Creative Housekeeping
For the Summer 2014 issue of The Southampton Review. Thanks to editor Lou Ann Walker!

incidentalcomics:

Creative Housekeeping

For the Summer 2014 issue of The Southampton Review. Thanks to editor Lou Ann Walker!

— 20 hours ago with 526 notes
The Four Reasons To Use Dramatic Irony In Your Story →

When we teach our Writers Write course, we find that people are often unsure about using dramatic irony.

Dramatic Irony - What is it?

Dramatic irony is a story-telling device. It is when you give your reader plot information that the main character doesn’t have until later on in the story. Sometimes you want to keep all the characters in the dark about a major plot point that will only be revealed in the climax.

The Ironic Statement

When using dramatic irony, it should tie in with your theme. The characters must make a statement in the story, through dialogue or action, which throws the absurdity, danger, or emotion of the scene into relief. The dialogue will usually have a changed or opposite meaning. Similarly, the action will be misconstrued in some way, or cause a complication.

Here are the four reasons why you would use dramatic irony in a story, together with four examples, and their ironic statements. 

by Anthony Ehlers for Writers Write

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