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Writing Tips from Steinbeck, Palahniuk, Hemingway, King, and Atwood

It’s interesting to talk about the writing process because it differs from writer to writer. Let’s take a look at rules some famous authors have given themselves: 2,371 more words


John Steinbeck, The Long Valley

The stories in The Long Valley are sly. Their coloring may be Steinbeck through and through, but their tone is surprising. Sure, the men get down on their haunches and do some figgerin’ while the sun scars the black earth, but damnit! 842 more words


Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

This story is set in a place called Tortilla Flat in Monterey, California. It’s about five men that are paisanos (compatriots). They are Danny, Pilon, Pablo, Jesus Maria, and Pirate. 189 more words

Book Reviews

John Steinbeck Sums Up Being a Writer

In lieu of Tuesday’s traditional Word Play post, here are a few John Steinbeck quotes on the agony and ecstasy of being a writer. Mostly agony. 263 more words


Masks/Kate's Anthropology

No Place to Stand
A Poetry Collection – Poem 9

I put on that suit.
A mature smile accessory
Compliment here
A good morning there… 78 more words


When a child first catches adults out — when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just — his world falls into panic desolation.

–John Steinbeck East of Eden


NEWS: Of Mice and Men tour cast confirmed

Casting has been confirmed for the Selladoor and The Marlow Theatre’s production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.

Taking to the stage when the show arrives at Theatre Glasgow, Monday 26 Feb – Saturday 3 March for its only Scottish date on the tour will be:Richard Keightley ( 451 more words