Posts tagged Writers
Posts tagged Writers
(found in The Good Braider by Terry Farish)
On this day in 1910 Mark Twain died in Redding, Connecticut, aged seventy-four. Despite an undercurrent of doubts and dark thoughts, Twain swept along through his last years as the Mississippi to the sea: guests to his seventieth birthday banquet took home his foot-high bust, New York City pedestrians and English royalty lined up to meet him, thousands filed past his casket to see him in his last white suit — “as much an enigma and prodigy to himself,” says one biographer, as he was to them.
“Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all — the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.”
— Mark Twain, Memorandum written on his deathbed
Edgar Allan Pooh ❤️
This will help you write good.
Graduation season is fast approaching, the time of the year when some of our favorite writers are tasked with summing up the wisdom to be accrued from the process of growing up in ten succinct minu…
I am a Person of Color. I clarify this to make it understood that I use the phrases I’m going to talk about in this post on a daily basis. I use them without thought to those who are around me understanding, and I use them because I’ve always used them. They are my default.
So what does that…
Write lists. Start with random words, choosing the ones you love like oleander and aquamarine. Go on those that cause pinpricks of fear to rise on your skin: sorrow, graveyard, raven, slash. …Now sit down and start writing. In your story there may be a girl in a red-hooded sweat shirt climbing over a fence, stumbling past two deer as she leaves your grandmother’s house. She looks like you, but look again. You’re writing fiction. She’s someone brand-new.
I can’t tell you how much I love this
Leslie Jamison at McNally-Jackson, 4/16/14
Here’s the format guys!
- black color font
- 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper
- paragraphs should be indented
- one inch margin all around
- numbered pages in upper right-hand corner
- spell-check, spell-check, spell-check!!! (the old-fashioned way)
- title page must have word count, your name, address, phone number and email address (this information should be on the first page of the manuscript)
- DO NOT STAPLE YOUR PAGES!
Goodluck my lovelies!
source: gotham writer’s workshop
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(via The Writer’s Journey)