Author Fight Club: William Faulkner VS Ernest Heminway

Author Fight Club: William Faulkner VS Ernest Heminway

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Now in real life, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway had a tense relationship. That’s a nice way of saying they both thought the other was a garbage writer. So, in honor of Faulkner’s recent birthday celebration, we figured we would bring them together to settle their differences—by punching each other in the face. So ignoring the broader themes of Chuck Palahniuk’s seminal work, Fight Club, we’re going to do what we do best and have two people fight each other. Since we can’t talk about Fight Club (see rules one and two), we’re going to write about it. Specifically, we’re …

10 Quotes From the Irreplicable William Faulkner

10 Quotes From the Irreplicable William Faulkner

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A legend of American literature, William Faulkner is a name that simply oozes talent and impeccable writing. I can easily recall reading “A Rose for Emily” in school and the chilling feeling that followed after finishing the story. Faulkner was that good.     His birthday is today, but as a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner, he should be honored no matter what. Here are ten quotes from the literary legend.   1. “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice …

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

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Whether you’re an aspiring writer, an avid reader, or none of the above you can’t help but admit the power and influence the written word has on us all. Writing can be cathartic, informative, distracting, devastating, connecting, and everything in-between.   I love writing and words and all the ways in which they can effect our lives so much (seriously) that I’m at a complete and total loss for them right now.    So, I’m just going to let these fifteen quotes from famous authors do the rest of the talking.     “If I waited for perfection…I would never write a …