“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to …”


“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.

– Barbara Kingsolver, writer

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Stories . . .


People think [detective stories] more ingenious than they are—on account of their method and air of method…Where is the ingenuity in unraveling a web which you yourself…have woven for the express purpose of unraveling? —Edgar Allan Poe, in a letter to Philip Pendelton Cooke

via Quote of the Day — Alec Nevala-Lee