Reading and writing
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IN THE EARLY HOURS OF 15 JANUARY 1934, an earthquake of magnitude 8.4 rocked Nepal and Bihar. From the Summits of Empire
If on a winter's night a traveler (Italian: Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore) is a 1979 novel by the Italian post-modernist writer Italo Calvino. The narrative, in the form of a frame story, is about a reader trying to read a book called If on a winter's night a traveler. Every odd-numbered chapter is in the second person, and tells the reader what he is doing in preparation for reading the next chapter. The even-numbered chapters are all single chapters from whichever book the reader is trying to read. If on a winter's night a traveler
Trying to Say Goodbye This is the long anticipated third collection of poems by Adil Jussawalla, who continues to be a seminal figure in post-independence Indian poetry. Jussawalla???s is an intimate but still sharp voice, fearless but melancholic, marked by a darting, wily syntax, bristling rhymes, and an original prosody.
"Come closer to me, come closer, I promise you, it will be beautiful." | Rebelle Society Sometimes I wonder if the element that makes a good love story is the very kind of intrinsic impossibility that slits its own throat, the painful don’t or won’t or can’t. Does the sunshine need the shadow? Or does the shadow make up the sunshine?
National Geographic Adventure Mag.: 100 Greatest Adventure Books (1-19) A list we had hoped our readers would enjoy turned out to be one of the most popular features in Adventure's five-year history. You asked for it—repeatedly—now you got it: the 100 Greatest in all their glory.
New Tab Paris and literature go together like black polo necks and Gitanes Brunes. Along with its 900 bookshops, 240 secondhand booksellers and 69 public libraries, the city has a string of celebrated café littéraires.
This is a list of unusual deaths. This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Oxford Dictionaries defines the word "unusual" as "not habitually or commonly occurring or done" and "remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others."
According to Love Twenty, women in their twenties are supposed to read diet books and novels about shopping. I disagree. Here are my suggestions for novels you should read if you’re a woman in your twenties.
Ann VanderMeer: The 13 Of The Weirdest Short Stories Ever Written The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories [Tor, $29.99] contains 110 tales from the past 100 years of weird fiction collected in a single volume of over 750,000 words.
Character Chart for Fiction Writers - EpiGuide.com
Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown.
The 50 Best Short Stories of All Time
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~Ernest Hemingway How strong is your writing? No matter how good you think it is, there’s always room for improvement.
When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life.
Got another book report to do? English teachers have the inconsiderate habit of assigning mammoth-sized works of literature to read and then actually expecting you to do it. This wouldn't be so bad except that invariably the requisite reading is as boring as fly fishing in an empty lake.
1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in. Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect. 2: Developing a Theme At the core of Minimalism is focusing any piece of writing to support one or two major themes. Learn harvesting, listing, and other methods, after a fun excursion into the spooky side of Chuck's childhood.
Jack Kerouac's Essentials of Spontaneous Prose