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Shopping for the Bookworm: C is for Cather, Willa

“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.”-Willa Cather


Even if You Don't Consider Yourself a Romantic...

“No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Antonia.”

H. L. Mencken

Now, that is some high praise indeed.

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20th Century American Authors

Touring the Trees

After the winter of continuously plummeting temperatures and persistent ice, came the message of the harbingers of doom for the summer: it would be unbearably hot and sticky.  527 more words

My Favourite Quotes on Writing

Let me do something new today. I’ll share a few of my favourite quotes on writing and shall try and explain why they mean so much to me. 319 more words

On Writing: Resources For Writers

Book Shelf Challenge: #1 Death Comes to Archbishop

As my adventures in reading continue, I have decided to embark on a “book shelf challenge.”

Before I got married, and even a little but after I had some problems with purchasing books faster than reading them. 617 more words

They have built the asylum for people who are different, and they will not even let us live in the holes with the badgers (Willa Cather)

“Did you want to speak to me, Ivar?” Alexandra asked as she rose from the table. “Come into the sitting-room.”

The old man followed Alexandra, but when she motioned him to a chair he shook his head.

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Rewriting Rag

“Revision” is like “wrestling with a demon,” from which “there is no escape, for almost anyone can write; only writers know how to rewrite. It is this ability alone that turns the amateur into a professional.” 432 more words