Tom Robbins on Writing and Making a Fool of Yourself

“Never be afraid to make a fool of yourself. …the furthest out you can go is the best place to be, but pushing the envelope has to come naturally, you can’t force it. Always compare yourself to the best. Even if you never measure up, it can’t help but make you better. I look for […]

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John Steinbeck’s 6 Tips for the Aspiring Writer

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden […]

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A Short Story by Gabriel García Márquez | The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World | Read

 “There is always something left to love.” — One Hundred Years of Solitude In an interview with the New York Times in 1982, master storyteller Gabriel García Márquez, said that the “tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism… The key is to tell it straight. It is […]

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Inspire Portal | Wisdom, Wellness, Writing and Conscious Creativity

The microphone screeched for the third time then the lights went out completely. In a confusing combination of elation and fear, Brighton’s famous theatre was plunged backwards through time, pausing only after reaching the Chinese year of the Water Snake, way back in 1893. The auditorium was dark, it’s guests barely visible behind the stage […]

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