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25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

by Jocelyn K. Glei

When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. 1,902 more words

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In which I finally read some books

At last, I read some books. My review of ‘Animals’ is here and it’s a fun read for an afternoon. I finally read ‘The Shock of the Fall’ by Nathan Filer… 527 more words


Geoff Dyer, Natura morta con custodia di sax

Senza dilungarmi troppo: semplicemente il libro più bello letto quest’anno.
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"The Good Soldiers"

I want to say a word to our troops and civilians in Iraq. You’ve performed with incredible skill under demanding circumstances. The turnaround you have made possible in Iraq is a brilliant achievement in American history.

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Writers & Writing

Writers: On routine

A Short Compilation on How Writers Write

Geoff Dyer

I always have a nap sometime between two and five in the afternoon. Beyond that, we’d have to talk about each book in turn and what stage I was at in a particular book. 654 more words


Deserters, mutineers and the German soldier who warned of the first gas attack

Soldiers’ graves at Bailleulmont Cemetery

In a letter to a friend in July 1916, DH Lawrence wrote of the young recruits he had encountered at a barracks in Cornwall: 4,335 more words


The Vivian Maier Industry

Vivian Maier is big news at the moment with the release of a documentary film, a BBC feature and various books collecting her work being published. 1,093 more words