Even excellent writers like Dorothy Parker had trouble with deadlines. I love this telegram she sent to her editor when she was having trouble with one of her manuscripts… 9 more words
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Writer = Idea Machine
If someone asked you to name your stock in trade as a writer, what would you say?
Your knee-jerk response might be “words.” Words are the building blocks of our stories. 2,146 more words
“Above all, the writer’s notebook invokes the muse, invites thought. Here we might note the phonic similarity between muse and musing. The mother of the Muses is Mnemosyne, goddess of memory; by writing down what you would otherwise forget, even willingly forget, you summon your better self (the muse)—or your worse—with these intimate scribbles.”7 more words
I’ve always wanted to live near the ocean, but not because of the beach or sailing or sunrise over gorgeous, expansive waters–for the fresh seafood. One of my favorite places to visit is Charleston, South Carolina. 468 more words