Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Because Mark Twain Said So, That's Why!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” — Mark Twain

A quote by Mark Twain is almost obligatory on a lit blog.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Writing as Belief

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."Gustave Flaubert

So what does your writing say you believe?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Big Question About: Misery

Have you ever been so miserable you had to write?

It didn't have to be good or long or deep. It wasn't necessarily as an escape from reality. You just had to create something to prove to yourself that something positive could be made out of your misery. As if creation itself was an answer.

Have you ever been so miserable you had to write?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Calling to Create Art

A rambling video about one author's need to write.

For 10,000 hours.

Before he--or anyone else--can be any good master the craft.

What do you think?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mystery Winners Announced

The annual Edgar awards were unveiled over the weekend, giving mystery books for all audiences tappropriate prizes. Probably the most prestigious of mystery awards, the Edgar winners are listed here, with some quotes from winners here (and a great pick-up line if you think a single mystery writer is especially hot--"What's your favorite way to kill people?"