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Whoever said writing was easy?

Here’s the thing about writing:

You put your head down, stretch your fingers over the keys and start the beginning of your story. You say to yourself, ‘Am I good or Am I gooood?’ It’s a boost to your confidence and it is motivation to endure this commitment, a project that is usually considered, ‘the most isolating battle of forms’. 1,623 more words

Writing Journey

Different from the life I live now...

“I realize I don’t want any record of my days. I have the kind of brain that erases everything that passes, almost immediately, like that dustpan-and-brush dog in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland sweeping up the path as he progresses along it. 88 more words


Zadie Smith Visits the Athenaeum

Recently, I rediscovered my love for Zadie Smith and was happy to reflect on a talk she gave at my college in the fall of 2013. 1,073 more words

Zadie Smith

White Teeth - Section 2

::carefully peeks around the corner::

…so, it’s been a while, eh? Many apologies for the gap in posts. There have been so many changes in such a short time. 828 more words


Weekend Coffee Share: Busy, Zadie Smith, #1000Speak

Welcome to my humble abode for… What would you like? Coffee? Tea? Water? I’m drinking mint tea today. Maybe you’d like some as well. Come on in. 633 more words


Rebels: City of Indra

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.”  So the adage goes.  And it’s the adage I blame for my need to read every book from start to finish, in order to give it a fair shot.   734 more words



“Women often have a great need to portray themselves as sympathetic and pleasing, but we’re also dark people with dark thoughts. I wanted to have that on the page, as horrible as it might seem.” 6 more words