Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Why I Write: Joan Didion on Ego, Grammar & the Impetus to Create

See on Scoop.it – iLife The question of what propels creators, especially great creators, is the subject of eternal fascination and cultural curiosity. In “Why I Write,” originally published in the New York Times Book Review on 5 December 1976 … Continue reading

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John Scalzi’s Writing Advice – Whatever

See on Scoop.it – iLife Writing advice from Science Fiction author John Scalzi, author of Redshirts and Old Man’s War: “First, buy a Writer’s Market. This is your Bible, Koran and Torah from now on. This book features just about … Continue reading

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Facing the Blank Page – Toni Morrison

See on Scoop.it – iLife Novelist Toni Morrison on what it’s like to face a blank page and what it feels like after you’ve finished writing a book: “Usually there is a “what if” that might resolve the narrative, but … Continue reading

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How to Write a Novel

See on Scoop.it – iLife “I want to write a novel,” is one of those dreamy phrases lost somewhere between good intentions and procrastination. Many people write novels just because it takes their mind away to an alternate universe, where … Continue reading

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