Archive for July, 2010

Kafka on paying attention

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstacy at your feet. — Franz […]

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Le Guin on beginning a story

Well, the first problem often, as you set out to write a story, is to find out what the right length for this particular story is–is it in fact a novel, a novella, a short story? You don’t want to end up with a teacupful of story in a big fancy bathtub….–Ursula Le Guin –¬†An […]

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