From the very roots…

Adventures In American Writing

The Frontiers of the boundless future,

” I am writing a manifesto and I want nothing, yet I say certain things, and I am against manifestoes as a matter of principles, as I am also against principles…

I write this manifesto to show that one may perform opposed actions together, in a single fresh respiration.

I am against action and for continual contradiction, for affirmation also, I am neither for nor against and I do not explain for I hate good sense….

There is a literature which does not reach the voracious mass. The work of creators, sprung from a real necessity on the part of the author, and for himself. Consciousness of a supreme egotism where the stars waste away…

Each page must explode, either with the profoundly serious and heavy, the whirlwind, the dizziness, the new, the eternal, with the overwhelming hoax, with an enthusiasm for principles or with…

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#BlogMeMaybe: May 3 – May I tell you something about someone else? Daphnée and Sarah

 I want to tell you today about two people I care very much for. I have known them for a while, indeed, they are close friends. You may have met them already there. Writing this makes be smile. But I’ll let one of them, Daphnée, tell you, herself, how she met the other. So it … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 3 – May I tell you something about someone else? Daphnée and Sarah

Congratulations Joanne!

Joanne Phillips

Today I feel like a real author – and I’m one important step closer to publishing my novel. Can’t Live Without has just been sent off to the proofreader – yippee!

I’ve been a little quiet this week as I’ve been working hard to get it ready in time. I’m so excited I can barely sit still now, and before I do anything else I just want to say a really big thank you to all my wonderful beta-readers – that’s You! Thanks for all the comments, all the advice and support, and a special thank you to Emma and Bev. The book would not be as great as it is now without all your comments.

So, what next? This week I have a post coming about ISBNs – which books need them, and how many you need (you might be surprised) – and a rant about free ebooks. So…

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#AtoZChallenge: April 16 – N is for Names

Names talk to us, readers and writers, dreamers, believers, lovers, children's names, characters names, book titles, cities names, river names: the Thames, the Seine, the Danube, the Mekong… Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, New-York, London, Paris, Sydney, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Oslo… Country names, names that evoke encounters, special moments, Chicago, Casablanca, Rome, Venice, Clichy (of Jours Heureux…), love, … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 16 – N is for Names

#AtoZChallenge: April 14 – M is for Masculus

masculus, mascula, masculum: male/masculine, proper to males; manly/virile Reflecting on male characters… What influences us now in the development of a character? For a fiction writer the credibility of a character is important is it not? At least for the sort of fiction this writer fancies doing: fantastic maybe, but still anchored in real life. … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 14 – M is for Masculus