Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:27 pm Post
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Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:12 pm Post
Hugh wrote:A novelist friend thinks it may actually be dangerous, because you may, even if subconsciously, pick up and plagiarise ideas, tropes and idioms.
He may be right. Other writers I've heard say that they read all the time. But shouldn't they be writing? A good compromise may be to read, but if in your own genre, only between drafts, not during.
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:09 am Post
jctracey wrote:Jonathan Franzen speaks of the writing of his recent novel ... as mostly a matter of "the accretion of bad pages" ... if that's the case, I am well on my way.
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:17 am Post
kirkesque wrote:At least Franzen admits his novel is an accretion of bad pages. Of course, he could have used a five-cent word there instead of being so abstrusely pompous and all...
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:14 pm Post
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monkquixote wrote:I can't listen to lyrics while writing
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:49 pm Post
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