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"When I got older I decided I wanted to be a real writer. I tried to write about real things. I wanted to describe the world, because to live in an undescribed world was too lonely."
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
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"I was supposed to write a romantic comedy, but my characters broke up."
 Ann Brashares
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Writing a Memoir: The Ultimate Selfie →

Apparently, it’s simple. You flip the camera on your phone, extend your arm and snap away. It’s not so easy for me. It takes practice, a long arm and a certain degree of confidence.

Whether you love them or hate them, avoid them or post them, selfies are here to stay. ‘Selfie’ was even selected as word of the year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries

Selfie Culture

Selfies are also getting a lot of flak. People who post a lot of selfies have been accused of alienating people. They are said to be shallow and have low self-esteem because they need constant approval and are prone to superficial relationships. The selfie-obsessed seem to be down-right narcissistic. Some people go so far as to call them mentally ill. (Daily Mail)

On a more positive note, they are considered empowering. They give you an opportunity to express yourself and to show pride in your appearance. They can boost your confidence, but then you should guard against becoming dependent on the opinions of others. It also allows you to control your image. (TeenVougue)

Why selfies are like writing memoirs

— 2 months ago with 35 notes
#Writing  #Mia Botha  #Writers Write  #Memoirs 
"My favourite part about being a writer is being totally lost inside a story, so immersed that your fictional life overtakes your real one. I love the madness of that, when the story is pouring out and you feel this crazy urgency to get it down before you lose it. It’s totally euphoric, and yes, completely wacko. I also love playing with words, fiddling endlessly. I like to kind of just stare zombie-like at my computer screen for days living inside a particular sentence or scene or section trying to make it better, to bring it to life."
Jandy Nelson
— 2 months ago with 342 notes
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"Writing is a border town between experience, imagination, and understanding. Borders are wild and unstable places so it’s a good idea to be as centered as possible when visiting them. The reasons writers often surround their writing time with rituals such as jumping rope, making coffee, or rearranging piles of paper is that these are ways to prepare for the trip."
Bonni Goldberg
— 3 months ago with 187 notes
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"I think writing is a process that starts long before the writers are actually writers and probably goes on long afterward. It’s rather like the way the Arabs weave rugs. They don’t stop. They just cut them off at a certain spot on the loom. There is no particular beginning or end."
Jeanette Winterson
— 4 months ago with 246 notes
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"The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him. The person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction."
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
— 4 months ago with 604 notes
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A fresh kitten every 100 words
A motivational writing tool that rewards you with a kitten for every 100 words you write. http://bit.ly/1sab09n

A fresh kitten every 100 words

A motivational writing tool that rewards you with a kitten for every 100 words you write. http://bit.ly/1sab09n

— 4 months ago with 147 notes
#kitten  #writing  #cats