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No One Belongs Here More Than You (Miranda July)

I myself almost committed the same mistake. I did not pick up a copy of this book from the shelves of bookstores I had visited, thinking it would just be another so-so read. 957 more words


From Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman: the opening paragraphs from Chapter One

IT BEGINS, as most things begin, with a song.
In the beginning, after all, were the words, and they came with a tune. That was how the world was made, how the void was divided, how the lands and the stars and the dreams and the little gods and the animals, how all of them came into the world. 88 more words


The Navaho Influence: Dennison Smith

‘I still think in terms of the theathre far more often than I think in terms of the written word.’

I first met Dennison Smith when she came to the… 238 more words


Unlike Each Other

Each day

You may not realize this

The bird’s song will be different

As daylight touches to warm the back

Of the mountain’s side

Or as a wheel turns tread… 228 more words


Foldable Memories - Alexandria Meinecke

Photography by: Melissa Lewis.


‘Originally I wanted to write fiction… but it took one fiction class to realise I’m horrible at it… I can’t convince myself of the believability of the charcters in a story. 132 more words


Elizabeth Gilbert on creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert presented her new book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” at the German-American institute in Heidelberg. Her talk was very encouraging for me. She believes that we are all creative beings and should be creative no matter what others will say. 434 more words


from The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

When you write, you lay out a line of words. The line of words is a miner’s pick, a woodcarver’s gouge, a surgeon’s probe. You wield it, and it digs a path you follow. 29 more words