Ruth Fowler: You Want My Opinion? Never. Write. Again.


Writing is an affliction, a disease of the soul, a rewiring in the head, like Asperger’s or some other form of autism. Like masturbation, it’s an uncontrollable and compulsive urge. It’s an obsession, a need, a drive. It’s not fun, and rewarding, and entertaining. It’s like having a bad movie play in loop in your […]

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Extra Life


I often feel sorry for people who don’t read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life. ~ Scott Corbett ~

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New Year Resolutions Are Evil

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New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain via Quotegarden.com (which no longer seems to exist). Which, I suppose, one may be.  But I prefer to stay positive.  I’m not failing–I just still have things […]

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Those Zany Characters


You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say. –Truman Capote Thanks to Advice to Writers. (On Twitter – @AdviceToWriters.)

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