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Do it daily

Keeping at it — writing every day — is a challenge many face. Even the greats, John Steinbeck, for example, face it. For a glimpse into Steinbeck’s routine and the doubts he overcame, here is a synopsis of… 40 more words


Book 8: The Long Valley (March 4)

08. The Long Valley, John Steinbeck (March 4)
Would you believe I bought this book in the summer of 2013, standing in a used book shop in Ghent, Belgium, in the middle of the Ghent Festival? 363 more words


Why Can't I Say What I Mean?*

One of the things that can make a story memorable, even great, is the language that’s used in it. Language can be used to set a context and to give depth to characters. 1,003 more words


John Steinbeck: Reizen met Charley

“Ik ben verdwaald geboren en wens niet gevonden te worden”

Zelfs al heb je nog nooit van John Steinbeck gehoord, neem het dan toch maar van me aan: hou je van reizen en van boeken, dan hou je van John Steinbeck.

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"Publishing" -- John Steinbeck



John Steinbeck

from his 1969 “interview” in The Paris Review


The book is out of balance. The reader expects one thing and you give him something else. 463 more words


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Oh, Steinbeck.

Animals as Fictional Characters by Jody Staton

Books, most especially children’s books, are full of all sorts of animal characters. Their portrayals cover a long continuum, from completely realistic, to being so anthropomorphized that the animals are depicted as nearly human. 580 more words

Stories For Children