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Structuring My Novel – A Discussion

While I was wondering how to develop my novel, I read Vladimir Nabokov’s LECTURES ON LITERATURE. I found it one of the most inspirational and instructional books about literature and writing I have ever read. 466 more words

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Kubrick's Greatest Lesson - Proving That Genre Doesn't Define A Director

By Will Barber Taylor

Stanley Kubrick is one of the world’s greatest directors. He pioneered film and set a precedent for future filmmakers to follow. His use of semaphore and extended metaphors combined with stellar cinematography make the bulk of his work classics of the medium. 442 more words


The Art of Memoir - Mary Karr

I have these hallucinatory visions that one day I will be an author. I’ve already decided on the name of my book – “The Girl Who Never Went to Disney Land.” 365 more words


Fun with Failure

by Ashley Bach

There is a beauty in failure. according to psychologist-writer Scott Barry Kaufman, “trial and error and failing” are parts of creativity, and makes imagination immeasurable. 199 more words


Books: Lolita


Wanted, wanted: Dolores Haze. Hair: brown. Lips: scarlet. Age: five thousand three hundred days. Profession: none, or “starlet” Where are you hiding, Dolores Haze? … 313 more words

The Emperor's New Gallstones

There was an alarming series of accidents in my neighborhood last week. Something like five people had fallen from their roofs early Friday morning. Everybody was going to be alright, save for a few bumps and bruises. 892 more words


The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. ~ Vladimir Nabokov