[List of previous monthly State of the Blog posts]
“Our innate desire to control our world by means of satisfying narratives.”
The Folklore of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett & Jacqueline Simpson
[Corgi (or possibly Doubleday UK, online sources differ) 2008]
page 10, taken from the online extract here. My copy has gone walkabout.
“Add to that the general slow migration away from blogs toward other social media, which is occurring in tandem with the Internet generally changing from something you read during a long sit in front of a computer to a thing you glance at from a phone while you’re on your way to (or wasting time during) some other thing.”
Whatever: 16 Years
“Yes, of course the media that’s being created on the spot, the live, the intuitive, this matters. But that doesn’t mean we don’t desperately need people like you to dig in and type.”
Seth’s Blog: Without a keyboard
“When you write a memoir, it seems to me you have to ask this question: Why would anyone care?”
NPR: What’s Wrong With Julie Powell’s ‘Cleaving’
“I’m not happy when I’m writing, but I’m more unhappy when I’m not.”
By Fannie Hurst, Found on Blondewritemore: Good writing quote alert!
“I really do love writing. It’s just that I also hate it with the burning passion of a thousand fiery suns.”
Listful Thinking: This Love Has Taken its Toll on Me, August 28, 2014
“Readers bring a set of expectations with them, and my readers seem to be divided into three fairly distinct groups … How do I handle this? The only way I know how. I write only to please myself and pray you’ll come with me on my journey.”
“Writing gets harder for me instead of easier …”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Because Life’s Too Short To Read Depressing Books.
Author’s Website: F.A.Q.
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