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Tag: on writing

  • Alan Ball on creation

    Was lucky enough to attend the Alan Ball interview at the Opera House tonight. He’s a warm, funny man & down to earth, surprised, I think, by the event & the crowd. I thought: this is what you get when you talk to a real writer, that acknowledgement of how hard won the successes are,…

  • A couple Big Ideas on success

    Success in any field requires a measure of understanding that things change, things grow and things die.  And that you have to let them go. And that the ideas that you have about your career may not necessarily be the ones that are the best for you or the ones that are supposed to happen…

  • More great finds in the surf

    Yes, still with the lurgy. Which gives me plenty more time to surf the net. Even managed to do some writing on the Great Unsaleable (ie. novel) today. If it wasn’t for the poor health, I could really get used to this lifestyle. In today’s best pickings: Lev Grossman responds to the responses he garnered…

  • Wordsmith

    Invious: pathless; untrodden; inaccessible

  • Note to self

    From http://www.quoteworld.org/ “The greatest power is often simple patience.” — E(li) Joseph Cossman (b. 1918), American writer, author

  • When weekends go missing, do they partner up with missing socks?

    “Have I been idle, or have I nothing to shew for all my labour and pains? Or have I passed my time in pouring words like water into empty sieves, rolling a stone up a hill and then down again, trying to prove an argument in the teeth of facts, and looking for causes in…