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My childhood was littered with the beginnings of stories. I wrote them in exercise books from Woolworths – red shiny cover and useful information on the back (longest rivers, highest mountains, times tables, how many perches to a chain: all good vital stuff). 1,034 more words
“My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, that people tend to forget my presence runs counter to their best interests.”
– Joan Didion
Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a collection of essays by Joan Didion, all based on the theme of things coming undone. She looks at this theme from a variety of angles, both personally reflective and also commenting on society at large. 849 more words
Telling people’s secrets isn’t particularly kind, but it can result in a great story.
Brian Castner, the prose writer-in-residence for Week Eight, will discuss this idea with his Brown Bag lecture, called “Writers are Always Selling Somebody Out” at 12:15 p.m. 545 more words
When January 1st rolled around and Goodreads set up its 2014 reading challenge, I set myself a goal of 50 books. I’d just managed to reach my goal of 50 in 2013, thanks to some sneaky reading of novellas and Kindle Singles in the home stretch, and thought that since I’d be on exchange in Europe this year, I’d have no time for reading. 369 more words