Franzen 10 rules writing a letter

However, don't automatically give them charge of your brain, or anything else — they might be bitter, twisted, burned-out, manipulative, or just not very like you.

And no one had to die. First thing, as soon as I got up, which as a dad now meant 6 or 7 a. Elizabeth Gilbert Finally, Elizabeth Gilbert disputed the idea that great art is rooted in suffering. Half in, half out. It seems miraculous, doesn't it?

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I didn't have a subject until I kind of hit on the garden by mistake. Random House Jim Shepard, author of Love and Hydrogen, argued against the conventional literary wisdom that has prevailed since Joyce : that short stories should be structured around a life-changing epiphany.

I think that's the difference between greatness and just being good.

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So go forth, give no fucks, write stuff. That's why we come to art—we feel less alone. Remember you don't know the limits of your own abilities.

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