Want some humor – some pragmatic ‘daily life’ humor? Try this.
Get in the flatbed before this truck takes off.
You’d do yourself a world of good if you jumped quickly off that money-scheming bandwagon that has become the book market. Read erotic fiction by the great authors that earned their place in Literature.
Granta collection Sex featuring: Mark Doty, Anne Carson, Dave Eggers, and my all-time favourite Jeanette Winterson.
I propose a change of labels: Writer’s Block // Creative Clogs.
Here are my (to-date) favorite books on writing craft; they are all very different. Some are conversational others a bit psychoanalytical, and some traverse definition altogether, but all have helped me feel less alone when the myth of writers block permeates my creative concentration.
Joyce Carol Oates The Faith of a Writer– 2003, Harper Collins
Dorothea Brande Becoming A Writer –1934, full-text avaialbe online PDF format
Dinty W. MooreThe Truth of the Matter: Art & Craft in Creative Nonfiction–2007
Charles Baxter Burning Down the House–1997
Ray Bradbury Zen in the Art of Writing
Richard Hugo The Triggering Town–1979
Jeanetter Winterson said: “We are shaped by our childhood. But by which one?”
Do I remember the love my father once had for me, the things we built together, the games played. Or do I remember my mothers absence and her other lover miles away?
You and I share one thing, for sure: facades posing as relationships. All I can do is take the obstacles as they come and dress them in opportunity. ‘Love’ is its own alien chemical, there is no safe mixture, no particular environment, no combustion point. Time is our only reliable conductor.