The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe...– Ernest Hemingway (born today in 1899)
I’m not generally one to recommend a book before I’ve finished it. That said, I’m only nine pages into Percival Everett’s “The Water Cure” and every couple paragraphs I have to stop to collect myself and absorb what I just read. This guy is a titanically gifted writer.
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Local boy makes good. Congrats to fellow Ocean Stater Bruce DaSilva!
Dig this: Wilsen
Raised in the United Kingdom and Canada, Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) describes her music as influenced by the “warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist.” The Brooklyn-based songwriter is preparing to release her first album, Sirens. Listen to Wilsen’s Dusk.
Dig this: Shea Rose
According to longtime Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse, 2011 alumna Shea Rose is “that rare artist who can bridge diverse styles such as soul, funk, rock, rap, and jazz—and bring her unique stamp to each.” Rose has won awards ranging from R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards to the SESAC Performance Activity award, and was even featured...
Brad Watson’s story “Water Dog God” from “Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives” is a new classic. People will be talking about the mystery and power of that ending for a long time.
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kellyjford: jenniewoodanddid: Here’s a brave, wonderful post by my writing bestie, Kelly Ford, about writing in the face of shame, fear, and doubt. My amazing writing bestie did me a solid by putting my Grub Street blog post everywhere so I don’t have to look at it. I’m afraid I’ll find an error or something that makes me cringe.
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Well how about that?
Some good lessons here →
Fair warning: my posts over the next few months will have a yeasty flavor, as I’m immersing my head in all things Bread Loaf
I don't mean to brag...
Actually, that’s exactly what I mean to do: I’ve just been accepted to Bread Loaf! I won’t even bother trying to feign professional cool. I’m flabbergasted.