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Reads tagged with “writing”

Story of a Writer: Ray Bradbury on Storytelling and Human Nature in 1963 Documentary
Story of a Writer: Ray Bradbury on Storytelling and Human Nature in 1963 Documentary

“Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer.”

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Several Short Sentences About Writing
Several Short Sentences About Writing

“You can say smart, interesting, complicated things using short sentences. How long is a good idea?”

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Why Writers Write: George Orwell on the Four Universal Motives for Creative Work
Why Writers Write: George Orwell on the Four Universal Motives for Creative Work

“All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery.”

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Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life: Ray Bradbury on Creative Purpose in the Face of Rejection
Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life: Ray Bradbury on Creative Purpose in the Face of Rejection

“The blizzard doesn’t last forever; it just seems so.”

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E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer
E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer

“Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”

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A Few Don’ts for Those Beginning to Write Verse from Ezra Pound
A Few Don’ts for Those Beginning to Write Verse from Ezra Pound

“Consider the way of the scientists rather than the way of an advertising agent for a new soap.”

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Susan Sontag on Writing
Susan Sontag on Writing

“There is a great deal that either has to be given up or be taken away from you if you are going to succeed in writing a body of work.”

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6 Rules for a Great Story from Charles M. Schulz’s Son and Snoopy
6 Rules for a Great Story from Charles M. Schulz’s Son and Snoopy

“And remember: Always aim for the heart!”

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Henry Miller on Originality
Henry Miller on Originality

“And your way, is it really your way?”

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Magic Hours: Tom Bissell on the Secrets of Creators and Creation
Magic Hours: Tom Bissell on the Secrets of Creators and Creation

“To create anything… is to believe, if only momentarily, you are capable of magic.”

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