Writing

Writing to Live, Living to Write

There was a time when I was seriously obsessed with the lives of writers: I read accounts of how they spent their time, I did a lot of research to find out who their influences were and I swore to see every documentary there is detailing their lives. I wanted to know everything about them…

Writing as Magic, with Stephen King

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut. (Stephen King)   If there was ever a finer book on writing, it would have to be Stephen King’s On Writing:…

A Different Way of Looking, with Marcel Proust and Alain de Botton

What I know of Marcel Proust: nada. What I know of Alain de Botton: quite a lot, although not personally, but enough for me to dive deep into one of his books, How Proust Can Change Your Life (Shop your local indie bookstore). One of the things that I’ve truly been enamored with Proust/de Botton’s compendium…