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10 Famous Books That Were Written in Prison
1. Don Quixote: This book was written in two parts in Spain in the 1600’s. After serving in the army and being wounded, Miguel de Cervantes returned home and was unable to find work. As a result, he was sent to debtor’s prison where he wrote most of his works, including “Don Quixote,” as well as other stories, poems, and plays. Read the literary masterpiece for free from Google Books. 2. The...
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round...– Jack Kerouac, On the Road
How to be a great writer (excerpt)
get a large typewriter and as the footsteps go up and down outside your window hit that thing hit it hard make it a heavyweight fight make it the bull when he first charges in and remember the old dogs who fought so well: Hemingway, Celine, Dostoevsky, Hamsun. if you think they didn’t go crazy in tiny rooms just like you’re doing now without women without food without hope then...
Songs Inspired by Books: A Playlist →
vintageanchor: “Golden Slumbers” by The Beatles, inspired by the poem “Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes” by Thomas Dekker “Clocks” by Coldplay, inspired by William Tell by Friedrich Schiller “Rain King” by Counting Crows, inspired by Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow “Yeat’s Grave” by The Cranberries, inspired by the poetry of William Butler Yeats “Guinnevere” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and...
So You Want to be a Writer (excerpt)
don’t be like so many writers, don’t be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers, don’t be dull and boring and pretentious, don’t be consumed with self- love. the libraries of the world have yawned themselves to sleep over your kind. don’t add to that. don’t do it. unless it comes out of your soul like a rocket, unless being still would drive...
Read books you’d like to write. If you want to write literature, read...– Annie Dillard, “Notes For Young Writers” (via austinkleon)
Writers are often asked, How do you write? With a wordprocessor? an electric...– Doris Lessing, On Not Winning the Nobel Prize (via wood s lot)
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Kurt Vonnegut's story shapes drawn into Google...
austinkleon: Taking a cue from Kottke, I plugged Vonnegut’s story shapes into Google Correlate using the drawing feature, and here’s what I got: “person who is leading a bearable life, who experiences misfortune, who overcomes misfortune, and who is happier afterward for having demonstrated resourcefulness and strength” = hemorrhoids boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back again...
As is painting, so is poetry: some pieces will strike you more if you stand...– Horace, Epistles, Book II, Ars Poetica, trans. Christopher Smart
I fell in love with books. Some people find beauty in music, some in painting,...– Donald Miller, To Own a Dragon
It comes back to the question, whom are you writing for? Who are the readers you...– Amy Hempel (via AdvicetoWriters)