Cate ceva despre scris si...cultura la liber

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Intrucat astazi cafeluta de dimineata a fost mai fierbinte pentru ca afara e mai frig si am inceput cu o ora mai tarziu, am avut timp sa citesc una dintre cele mai interesante postari despre writing. Este vorba despre o culegere de tips-uri de la mai multi scriitori moderni/contemporani. Sigur ca trebuie sa scrii ca sa ti se para interesante si utile sfaturile, chiar si pentru blog :) sau trebuie macar sa iti placa unii dintre acesti scriitori. Si recunosc ca am bifat ambele conditii. Dar, ca sa revin obsesiv la intrebarea stilul e omul :-), mi s-a parut interesant sa observ si urmatoarele:

-temeinicia lui Henry Miller
"4. Work according to the program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!" si "5. When you can’t create you can work." si "11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards." Nu stiu daca vi-l imaginati astfel pe scriitorul Tropicelor... Un interviu mai larg puteti citi in Paris Review

- regula de viata a lui Neil Gaiman
"8. The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it ­honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter."

- umorul lui Margaret Atwood 
"1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.
2. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type.
3. Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do." ;-) de asta imi plac caietele si agendele ...
dar si  "8. You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book, because you wrote the thing. You’ve been backstage. You’ve seen how the rabbits were smuggled into the hat. Therefore ask a reading friend or two to look at it before you give it to anyone in the publishing business. This friend should not be someone with whom you have a ­romantic relationship, unless you want to break up."

- voyerismul si autodenuntarea lui Jonathan Frazen ( din alt articol de data asta din The Guardian)
"2. Fiction that isn't an author's personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn't worth writing for anything but money.
7 You see more sitting still than chasing after.
8 It's doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction."

- eliberarea de reguli a lui George Orwell
"6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous."

Delicios! Enjoy!

PS. In imagine planul unui manuscris de H. Miller - Tropicul Capricornului