“Liam Gavin I was named, yet there was a being deep inside Liam Gavin who could not be named. This being had never been baptized in any church. 77 more words
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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
Ever tried reading William Blake’s hokier mythological epics, complete with Urizen and Los and the gang? It’s only by sheer force of will that I’m pushing myself through this section of his selected works, which sounds somehow like a bad round of Dungeons & Dragons, or maybe a magick-obsessed ’70s rock band that never made it. 188 more words
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
-Joyce Carol Oates
I love this quote by the talented and prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates. 179 more words