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Writers are often asked, How do you write? With a wordprocessor? an electric typewriter? a quill? longhand? But the essential question is, “Have you found a space, that empty space, which should surround you when you write?” Into that space, which is like a form of listening, of attention, will come the words, the words your characters will speak, ideas - inspiration.

If a writer cannot find this space, then poems and stories may be stillborn.

When writers talk to each other, what they discuss is always to do with this imaginative space, this other time. “Have you found it? Are you holding it fast?”

Tagged: Doris Lessingwriting

Source: awritersruminations

yesabsolutely:

Dark, limpid tête-à-tête of a heart becomes its own mirror. Well of Truth, clear and black, where one livid star trembles,
One ironic, hellish beacon, torch of Satan’s graces, the only comfort and the only glory: consciousness in Evil.
The Devil does well whatever he does.
-C. Baudelaire

yesabsolutely:

Dark, limpid tête-à-tête of a heart becomes its own mirror. Well of Truth, clear and black, where one livid star trembles,

One ironic, hellish beacon, torch of Satan’s graces, the only comfort and the only glory: consciousness in Evil.

The Devil does well whatever he does.

-C. Baudelaire

Tagged: breaking badgustavo fringgiancarlo espositobaudelaire

Source: yesabsolutely

Medieval marginalia blog →

A great source of marginalia and/or medieval literary bloggage. @litreactor made me think of it. Nice to be able to revisit it.

visual-poetry:

by ragnhildur jóhanns

visual-poetry:

by ragnhildur jóhanns

Tagged: ragnhildur jóhannsartbooks

Source: visual-poetry

I fell in love with books. Some people find beauty in music, some in painting, some in landscape, but I find it in words. By beauty, I mean the feeling you have suddenly glimpsed another world, or looked into a portal that reveals a kind of magic or romance out of which the world has been constructed, a feeling there is something more than the mundane, and a reason for our plodding.
— Donald Miller, To Own a Dragon (via litreactor)

Tagged: word loveDonald MillerTo Own a Dragon

Source: bookmania

Writers are often asked, How do you write? With a wordprocessor? an electric typewriter? a quill? longhand? But the essential question is, “Have you found a space, that empty space, which should surround you when you write?” Into that space, which is like a form of listening, of attention, will come the words, the words your characters will speak, ideas - inspiration.

If a writer cannot find this space, then poems and stories may be stillborn.

When writers talk to each other, what they discuss is always to do with this imaginative space, this other time. “Have you found it? Are you holding it fast?”

Tagged: Doris Lessingwriting

Source: awritersruminations