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"Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind."
Catherine Drinker Bowen

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  • Summer-Inspired Writing Prompts posted by Anca Szilagyi on the Ploughshares Blog includes short lists of prompts for five-minute prompts (#1 List all the scary things you associate with summer.), ten-minute prompts (#5 Describe the weirdest summer camp you can imagine.), and twenty-minute or longer prompts (#2 Write a story around the ideas of ripening and rotting.). There's still plenty of
  • Across the pond, the Bookseller is looking at the future of publishing in a two part article that hints at a coming “decade of the people”. Over here, Awesomeness Incarnate, aka Richard Nash, gives his own predictions over at Galleycat. Nash is so cool I get chills just looking at him. 6. In 2020 we will look back on the last days of publishing and realize that it was not a surfeit of capitalism that killed it, but rather an addiction to a mishmash of Industrial Revolution practices that killed it, including a Fordist any color so long as it is black attitude to packaging the...
  • The wind chisels out of sand its own statues, its hours hot crystals splintered definition of light set in ambush a mirage aflame coming toward a roundabout the confidence of murders summer fades, the sand, the heat What matters in opportune moments Is a steady aim, not to miss time Poems written for the survivors Distances that must be taken into account Where the desert ends a plateau where it does not end your life's rhythm going toward chaos The confidence of your ... Translated from Turkish by Aron Aji
  • As travelers, the initial issue we consider when vacationing would be to come across and book a hotel room. If you have traveled extensively, you know the hotel can play a big role in whether or not your trip was enjoyable as well as the refreshing encounter you essential. Hotels are paying more attention towards the characteristics that their customers are seeking. The important features people today want inside a hotel are: low costs, excellent place, clean rooms, comfortable beds, safety, televisions, Net connection, hot tub, Jacuzzi, pool, spa, exercise/fitness center, small business...
  • Audio Literature, Fiction, Internet Culture, New York City, Postmodernism The final episode ever of the long-running literary podcast series The Bat Segundo Show, hosted by Ed Champion, will be recorded live on Wednesday, October 3 2012 at the McNally Jackson bookstore in New York CIty. The event is an interview with J. Robert Lennon, author of the new Familiar: A Novel, a book I'm looking forward to checking out (I've enjoyed his short stories in the past). The Bat Segundo show has survived for many years as a labor of love by a...

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