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Wildly Witty Quotations from “The Catcher in the Rye” (1)

“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” (p11) “I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age.” (p 12) “Do you … Continue reading

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This Is Why Nobody Wants to Be a Wordsmith in Indonesia

Living as an author or novelist or short story writer or journalist is TOUGH, regardless of countries. Though people are inclined to see only the glory of renowned authors like JK Rowling, Danielle Steele, Elizabeth Gilbert or Dan Brown, many … Continue reading

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Bersiap untuk NaNoWriMo

John Green, penulis The Fault in Our Stars, pernah mengatakan dalam video Vlog Brothers di YouTube bahwa menulis novel yang bagus dalam sebulan memang MUSYKIL. Kecuali Anda seorang jenius atau Anda orang kaya raya dan pemilik perusahaan penerbitan yang bisa … Continue reading

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Writing the Easiest Fiction is Much Harder than the Most Complex Non Fiction, Claims Ann Patchett

‎”Fiction is always really a labor. The hardest piece of non-fiction I ever wrote is NOT anywhere close to the easiest piece of fiction.”- Ann Patchett As she talked about her non fiction work This is the Story of a … Continue reading

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This is How Jonathan Franzen Writes #writing

“It is such a huge question. I mean I really literally could talk all day and barely scratch the surface… It’s always about TONE. If the tone is not there , then there’s no writing. And to get anything done, … Continue reading

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Write Freely, Edit Cruelly

“I find that discussing an idea before I’ve written it is often the best way to kill it stone-dead.” – J. K. Rowling Doesn’t it sound too obvious? I’ve known this since like… forever? Discussing about an idea with anybody … Continue reading

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