How Books Choose Us—Sometimes At Least

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We like to think that we choose the books we read. That we pick them from bestseller lists or grab them off the shelf based on friend’s recommendations. But is that really so? I like to enter bookstores and glance at the bestsellers and new arrivals. I like also to look at the classics lining … Continue reading How Books Choose Us—Sometimes At Least

Midnight Stroll Through the Snow

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I’ve been waiting for her patiently and, at last, she came. She began to snow in the night. Everyone on my street must have been asleep by then, snoring or dreaming. It was as if she was snowing only for me. I took my camera with me through the snowflake stings. It would be such … Continue reading Midnight Stroll Through the Snow

42 Bad Habits for a Writer (Apart from Feeling Constantly Possessed by Gloom)

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There’s talent, there’s hard work, there’s inspiration, and then there are habits… Some habits are good for writers, others, well… You don’t have to agree with all the “bad” habits I’m going to list next. Actually, I challenge you to disagree with at least some of them. Perfect agreement is always rather boring, don't you … Continue reading 42 Bad Habits for a Writer (Apart from Feeling Constantly Possessed by Gloom)