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 …

These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

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If you are a man and you want to be a writer, you have two things you must do: 1. Write a book; and 2. Look more like Ernest Hemingway. That is the curriculum. When aged, experienced folks in the publishing industry ask young writers, “Have you read Hemingway,” they are really asking if you have fully embraced the possibility of facial hair. If you can grow a beard, have you tried growing his beard? If you cannot grow a beard like Hemingway’s, then that’s fine too. Your author photo will just be seriously lacking.   If you need inspiration on …

If You Like Whiskey, Then Enjoy These 10 William Faulkner Quotes

If You Like Whiskey, Then Enjoy These 10 William Faulkner Quotes

American writer William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897. Much of his early work was poetry, but he became famous for his novels set in the American South, frequently in his fabricated Yoknapatawpha County with works that include The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom, Absalom!   He pioneered new techniques in form and style, helping revolutionise the notion of the “narrative.” His contemporaries have described him as a somewhat aloof character, fond of whiskey, infidelity, and blowing off work. Having dropped out of high school before its completion, he lived most of his life in obscurity. One could say the story of William Faulkner …

A Revolving Shed and Other Strange Places Classic Books Were Written

A Revolving Shed and Other Strange Places Classic Books Were Written

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One day, after years of reading Bookstr’s articles, you may sit down and write a novel of your own. But where? It might be anywhere from a quiet, secluded garden hut to a bustling café surrounded by troves of coffee hunters. The stories we read are influenced by the surroundings in which they were written, be it their landscape, soundscape, or time of day. Many great writers find their creative comfort sitting at a desk, whereas other literary luminaries venture beyond this traditional perch and create their own ideal writing spots. Here are a few notable locations where your favourite novels, poems, or short stories …

Like This Book? Then Try This One!

Like This Book? Then Try This One!

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It’s not hard to come by book recommendations, but it’s hard to find recommenders who make a compelling case for just why you should take a leap of faith with a new book. As a result, we have decided to directly compare these newer or underrated gems to better-known works you’ve probably read, so that they may find the wider/louder audience they deserve. It’s never a bad idea to read what you know!   Like this?: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green           Try this!: ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ by Ned Vizzini …