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Go Tell It On The Mountain - from 101BOOKS.NET

Go Tell It On The Mountain – from 101BOOKS.NET

 Robert Bruce whose site 101BOOKS.NET, is consistently voted the Best Book Blog. It is definitely my favorite book blog. He has kindly allowed me to reblog one of his posts about Go Tell It on The Mountain, but be sure to check out more of his work at 101books.net

Robert is reading 100 of Time Magazine‘s greatest English-speaking novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses) and blogs daily. I have chosen Go…

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3 Simple Writing Tools for Editing

3 Simple Writing Tools for Editing

Editing is the basis of all writing, because… yes you guessed it -

All Writing is Rewriting

So anything to make that process a little smoother right?

Here are 3 of my favorite sweet and simple writing tools, which I use all the time.

I hope you enjoy them.

A: Grammarly Rule #1 during arguments

Rule #1 during arguments (Photo credit: Global X)

Grammarly, as the name suggests is a instant Grammar checker and can

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Lovely vignette on Procrastination , writing and the daily rituals in our lives

Did my actions mirror my thoughts? I had the intention, but what was above and below pushed my boundaries to the point that I didn’t know what they were any more.

Did my actions mirror my thoughts? I had the intention, but what was above and below pushed my boundaries to the point that I didn’t know what they were any more.

georgiahill:

The phenomenal @fredalums gave me this book as a gift tonight because I sent her an email about freelance life. I’ve always loved Chris Ware and always loved Freda’s crazy work so I’m speechless 😘 #chrisware #illustration #gift #goodgrief

georgiahill:

The phenomenal @fredalums gave me this book as a gift tonight because I sent her an email about freelance life. I’ve always loved Chris Ware and always loved Freda’s crazy work so I’m speechless 😘 #chrisware #illustration #gift #goodgrief

MuseMedium: Change and Junot Diaz

 

 MuseMedium

MuseMedium is a series of  simple posts, looking for our muse by mixing prose with other media.  If this was in the form of a Haiku with an image, it might be called a Haiga. For the moment  let’s enjoy the prose of some wonderful authors.

Change

Change (Photo credit: Rickydavid)

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“She would be a new person, she vowed. They said no matter how far a mule travels it can never come back a horse, but she would show them all.” 
Junot DíazThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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I love this gutsy quote. The “in your face ” style epitomizes Diaz work.

Change is often hard. How is the woman in the quote going to succeed? 

In what ways do you manage change?

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Junot Díaz (born December 31, 1968) is a Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and fiction editor at Boston Review. Central to Díaz’s work is the immigrant experience. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, in 2008. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow.

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MuseMedium: Books and David Mitchell

 MuseMedium:Books and David Mitchell

MuseMedium is a series of  short posts, looking for our muse by mixing prose with other media.  If this was in the form of a Haiku with an image, it might be called a Haiga. For the moment  let’s enjoy the prose of some wonderful authors.

reading on a ledge

reading on a ledge (Photo credit: glenn~)

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“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.” 
David MitchellCloud Atlas

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Lots of people read books to escape, and depending on the novel it can be more and less successful. But the authors prose is what will determine how engrossed or not you become.

Why do you read books?

What do you read?

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David Stephen Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an English novelist. He has written five novels, two of which, number9dream (2001) and Cloud Atlas (2004), were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has lived in Italy, Japan and Ireland. Cloud Atlas has been recently adapted as a film. See the video below.

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