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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of September 5, 2013 : NPR

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 5, 2013 : NPR

Charles Bukowski on Writing and His Crazy Daily Routine

The latest addition to this ongoing omnibus of famous writers’ advice on the craft comes from none other than <b>Charles Bukowski</b> — curious creature of proud cynicism and self-conscious sensitivity, of profound pessimism and heartening insight on the meaning of life.<p>In <b>Sunlight Here I Am: Interviews and</b> …

James Joyce’s Humorous Morphology of the Many Outrageous Myths about Him

While inhabiting all our contradictory selves may be the key to true happiness, when it comes to those in the public eye, such manufactured and often conflicting mythologies of self are often projected onto them by way of popular legend. This is especially true of those most reclusive and reticent …

El dilema de una gran novela: "Del color de la leche", de Nell Leyshon

<i>Del color de la leche</i>. Nell Leyshon<br>Prólogo de Valeria Luiselli<br>Traducción de Mariano Peyrou<br>Sexto Piso (Madrid/México, 2013)<p>Cómo decirlo sin que …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

The History of Photography, Animated

It’s estimated that roughly 380 billion photographs are taken in the world each year — more photos per day than in the entire first 100 years after the invention of photography. But what, exactly, ignited that boom of visual culture? In this lovely short animation, Bulgarian-born Boston-based …

Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity

The question of why writers write holds especial mesmerism, both as a piece of psychological voyeurism and as a beacon of self-conscious hope that if we got a glimpse of the innermost drivers of greats, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to replicate the workings of genius in our own work. So why …

Race and Poverty, Fifty Years After the March

When we talk about the historic civil-rights gathering whose fifty-year anniversary will be celebrated on Wednesday, we usually call it the March on Washington. In fact, the full name of the event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; early in his speech, Martin Luther King, Jr., …

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

On July 16, 2001, <b>Elmore Leonard</b> (October 11, 1925–August 20, 2013) made his timeless contribution to the meta-literary canon in a short piece for <i>The New York Times</i>, outlining his ten rules of writing. The essay, which inspired the <i>Guardian</i> series that gave us similar lists of writing rules by Zadie …

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

In a recent tweeting spree, the inimitable <b>Joyce Carol Oates</b> offered ten tips on writing — a fine addition to this master-list of famous authors’ wisdom on the craft.<p>Write your heart out.The first sentence can be written only after the last sentence has been written. FIRST DRAFTS ARE HELL. FINAL …

So You Want To Be a Writer: Bukowski Debunks the “Tortured Genius” Myth of Creativity

Why do writers — great writers — write? We’ve heard from George Orwell, Joan Didion, and Susan Sontag. But one of the most poignant answers comes from a somewhat unlikely source: <b>Charles Bukowski</b> (August 16, 1920–March 9, 1994) — he both cynical and soulful, and always unapologetically …

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George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Ever needed a simple way to carry around a tripod? Redditor HandCanon came up with a brilliant DIY solution using a strap from a laptop bag. Extremely handy in a cinch! DIY Tripod Holder On the Cheap

Ever needed a simple way to carry around a tripod? Redditor HandCanon came up with a brilliant DIY solution using a strap from a laptop bag. …

Expresar por escrito los sentimientos acelera el proceso de cicatrización de heridas físicas

La literatura mundial ha escrito toneladas de versos sobre curar las heridas del alma o el corazón, pero poco se sabía hasta hoy sobre el beneficio …

Cómo utilizar el tema de tu novela

En este artículo te muestro algunos pasos para incorporar <b>el tema</b> en tus historias provocando ideas en el lector y buscando cierto impacto emocional. …

Desarrollo de negocios y sistemas productivos

Sí, hemos usado la palabra fracaso en un blog de emprendimiento. <b>El fracaso existe,<br>aunque lo queramos disfrazar de aprendizaje.</b> En muchas ocasiones no …

Cómo dar profundidad a un personaje

Con frecuencia se dice que los personajes de tal obra son redondos o que los de aquella otra son planos pero, ¿qué significa esto exactamente? ¿Cómo …

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

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