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Turned to Dust

“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know–because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.” … 7 more words

Literature

Fast Drafting

“To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.”
Anne Rice

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” 338 more words

Five Things, Wednesday 20th August

Stephen Fry talking to Professor John Mullan, on Reading Aloud, R4
“We take for granted, that this thing we have, this language, this sound of the tongue hitting the back of our teeth and the labials and the dentals and the fricatives, and all these strange little things our mouths can do – has a beauty, it can dance in our head – and when the words are the words of a magician, a great, great writer then the rhythm and the flow and the glide of language in one’s ear is a solace and a beauty that very little else can replace, wouldn’t you agree?” 728 more words

Weekly Roundup

Book highlights: F Scott Fitzgerald: The Princeton Years 1914-1920

Wandering around the stacks the other day, looking for research material to use for my next novel I stumbled on this book which I didn’t know existed. 279 more words

Fiction

FLEURS | orchid

“She wanted to exist only as a conscious flower, prolonging and preserving itself.” – F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, The Beautiful and Damned

SPOTTED AT: The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco

Classic Tuesdays: The Great Gatsby

As cliche as it sounds, The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favourite novels. It’s The Book, the one I reread every year in the summer, when I’m feeling down, when I see it on the shelf and fancy injecting a little poetry into my day.  322 more words

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