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"The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink."
— 5 months ago with 93582 notes
#t s eliot  #blood into ink  #writing 

theparisreview:

INTERVIEWER

What do you mean by “too literary”? What do you cut out, certain kinds of words?

GEORGES SIMENON

Adjectives, adverbs, and every word which is there just to make an effect. Every sentence which is there just for the sentence. You know, you have a beautiful sentence—cut it. Every time I find such a thing in one of my novels it is to be cut.

From the Art of Fiction No. 9.

— 9 months ago with 155 notes
#georges simenon  #art of fiction  #lit  #writing 
Again

I used to draw all the time, and then I stopped. I drew again, and I stopped again. Again and again. Now I write and I don’t want to stop.

When I write it feels like drawing.

Again.

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bound - Fisk, 2009. Felt pen on paper. 50 x 200cm

— 11 months ago with 3 notes
#again  #drawing  #writing  #Fisk 
theparisreview:

“Indescribable is not a quality something can possess, only a failure that can overwhelm a writer.” Read more of Jason Resnikoff’s short history of the spectacular failure of words here.

theparisreview:

“Indescribable is not a quality something can possess, only a failure that can overwhelm a writer.” 

Read more of Jason Resnikoff’s short history of the spectacular failure of words here.

— 1 year ago with 87 notes
#Shelley  #Frankenstein  #writing