An eclection of insights into the nature of writing and being a writer. 

Life and Fate – documentary

Life and Fate – documentary

Stumbled across this excellent documentary by Priscilla Pizzato, Life and Fate by Vasili Grossman (in French, with English subtitles) on the European channel Arte.tv.  If you haven't yet read the book, this could be the trigger. Note that it is available online until...

Missing homework

Missing homework

Here Steinbeck suffers a bout of exam nerves before being bombarded with highly intellectual questions from his counterparts in the Soviet Union, particularly regarding 'American writing', which for some reason they expected him to know something about. As he says, if...

Four years old today!

Four years old today!

Today is Shakespeare's birthday & ours! The WritingRedux literary ink-fest is 4 years old with 2000+ dazzling illustrated quotes, reviews and other bright writing delights. Sign up for regular mind-feast despatches to hone your wits and lift your...

My publisher, falsely so called…

My publisher, falsely so called…

Listening time: under 3 minutes.I loved this drawn out account of Thoreau's dealings with a publisher wanting to clear out his cellar of Thoreau's unsold books, which Thoreau had in any case had to pay for.  So he gets them sent to his house, schleps them up several...

All good publishers have a department of exceptions.

Gabriel Zaid – So Many Books

An awakened influence

Charlotte Bronte describes the spirit of writing when it flows. This happens to me occasionally, and I've noticed you can't...

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