marlene adelstein

The writing life can be messy but fun and other distractions.


Read a Book Day!

Anonymous said: Hi :) This has been answered before, but! Can you please list all the different povs, but actually include examples sentences instead of books, because I don't have access to them. If you could add a few example sentences for each pov that would be so good? Thankyou

thewritingcafe:

“In my twenties I realized that the muse is a bum. The muse only shows up when you bait her by putting your ass in the chair. She can only be lured to your side by the sound of pounding keys, the smell of paper and ink. At some point (I imagine it was when the telephone company cut off our service) I realized it was time for me to start taking my life and my writing seriously. People who are serious about their work show up to work, day or night. So I started setting myself little goals and deadlines. That helped. When I had a project I was excited about, I was manic. I worked mornings, afternoons, nights—whenever I could steal the time. I became infatuated with my writing, obsessed, in love. Perfection was writing all day in bed until I was spent. When it was going exceptionally well, any time I wasn’t writing I was thinking about writing. It was bliss. Until, of course, it burned out, or blew up sometimes with the same degree of passion with which it had begun. All it took was time and distance, some sleep and a few square meals, and suddenly I couldn’t stand it.”

Resources: Writing a Novel - Masterlist of WQA Posts

writing-questions-answered:

Anonymous asked: Hi. This might be long. I’m writing a novel for the first time ever and I have so many questions. How to give my characters realistic backgrounds and futures, how to create a fantasy world, how to introduce my novel without sounding like a…

“I am 66 and became aware of Leonard Cohen when at a family reunion in Cleveland when I was about 12 years old. An older cousin from Arizona was working for Green Peace and travelling to Europe to do some good. She told us of this man who was philosopher, songwriter, activist and teacher. His name was Leonard Cohen. I have admired him for his genius in all of the above traits ever since. He seems to see and experience life as it comes to him and adapts and grows along with it. Ever changing… ever challenging… ever beautiful. When I put my hand in our oceans waters and feel the energy and life that it gives me I could think of Leonard Cohen his energy and how his artistry has changed but his spirit always remains the same.”

My Obsession with Google Street View

E. B. White said, “Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever.” http://www.rewireme.com/explorations/obsession-google-street-view/

My Obsession with Google Street View

amospoe:

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
(photo: charlie engman)

amospoe:

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.” 
― David Foster WallaceInfinite Jest

(photo: charlie engman)

explore-blog:

Brilliant: Open Culture digs up the perfect Japanese word for our “guilt pile” of unread materials. Best approached with another untranslatable Japanese concept, wu-wei.

explore-blog:

Brilliant: Open Culture digs up the perfect Japanese word for our “guilt pile” of unread materials. Best approached with another untranslatable Japanese concept, wu-wei.

(Source: explore-blog)