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“All this advice from senior writers to establish a discipline — always to get down a thousand words a day whatever one’s mood — I find an absurdly puritanical and impractical approach. Write, if you must, because you feel like writing, never because you ought to write.” – John Fowles (quote)
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Aqua Tower, Chicago. Designed by Studio Gang Architects.
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“When we win it’s with small things, / and the triumph itself makes us small.”
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Three quotes, from Jonathan Franzen, Aaron Sorkin, and Emerson, to arm myself as I begin writing a new novel.
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Jonathan Haidt: “When Republicans say that Democrats ‘just don’t get it,’ this is the ‘it’ to which they refer.”
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You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair — the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You [...]
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Why would a bustling Starbucks be conducive to writing? It may be an antidote to procrastination.
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Tim Lincecum in ultra slow motion.
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Fenway Park, circa 1925: a Red Sox base runner slides into third as Yankee Joe Dugan applies the tag.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it.”
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Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller (1957), by Richard Avedon.
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Edward Weston: “Sand Dunes, Oceano, California 1936″
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Josef Sudek, “Morning Trolley (Prague),” 1924
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“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
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Jacques Henri Lartigue, Le Grand Prix A.C.F. (1913) (photo)
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John Steinbeck (photo)
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Laura Miller wonders about what is lost in the new publishing model of author-as-promoter. (link)
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