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Journal Juice

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
Gustave Flaubert

Just recently a wise friend and mentor shared an interesting experience: She decided to go through some of her old journals and pull out any snippets of insight or reflections that she felt might be helpful to her today. 352 more words

...and then receive it back.

From John Steinbeck’s East of Eden—a book I’m trying, for the fourth time, to read through to the end.

It wasn’t very long until all the land in the barren hills near King City and San Ardo was taken up, and ragged families were scattered through the hills, trying their best to scratch a living from the thin flinty soil.

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Miscellany

Tortilla Flats Anniversary

Eighty years ago today John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flats was published.

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey,California and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. 127 more words

Books

John Steinbeck- On Writing

John Steinbeck 1902-1968  author of 27 books= 16 novels, 6 non-fiction and 5 collections of short stories.  Among those are some titles you may have at least heard of even if you’ve never read them. 11 more words

Writing

Quotation - Summertime

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.

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Weekly Post

Indestructible.

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible. 6 more words

Books

“Consequently I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don’t understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret function and when the product is turned loose it is cut off from me and I have no sense of its being mine.

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Writers