Monthly Archives: January 2015

Just found an interesting piece of news

Constantly striving to keep up with the world of books and booksellers I use Twitter religiously. One of the latest posts is very interesting and will affect quite a few readers. See link http://t.co/0U4WEKWqVG

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The Craft: The Ends of Analysis

A Writer Begins by Darius Jones

[This is part of a continuing series on the art of writing fiction.]

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about the craft of writing fiction. About my five top rules for writing from “Get Black on White” and “NO CRITIC” to “Stick to What Works.” I’ve talked about “Grip,” about making your characters endure often painful conflict andDemotivational Death Star metamorphosis and about writing what you love. But there’s a limit to what you can figure out about writing. What you can, alas, put into words. Some things in writing, you just have to let be, without explanation.

I’ve felt this especially keenly lately. I feel I’ve learned a tremendous amount about writing fiction this year, especially about writing short stories. But I feel most of it is incommunicable.

These things are hard to characterize, but they’re things like:

  • Knowing…

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card of the day

Today’s card is the four of wands (reversed). My ultimate aims will be achieved but a little more effort may be required

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card of the day

Todays card is the six of coins

A well-respected card indicating success in future wealth/success related projects

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