If you think about it, how much of what we do in our daily lives is motivated by fear?
This blog post is 133 words.
The average article I write for my day job is around 600 words.
The estimated word count on the book I’m pitching to agents is 50,000 words.
All that to say some of the word counts in the following infographic from Electric Literature blow my mind.
Some examples: Read more
So I wasn’t crazy about the opening paragraph in Housekeeping, as I explained recently.
But as I mentioned in that same post, Marilynne Robinson’s writing style is much less choppy, much more poetic, throughout the rest of the book.
Almost all the characters in Housekeeping have a great sense of loneliness and longing. It’s a melancholy novel.
Here’s one of the more beautifully written, poetic passages from the novel: Read more
Thanks for playing Literary Would You Rather on Friday. You all had some awesome answers.
We had 47 responses, so I take it that you guys enjoyed it.
Now it’s my turn to play. Read more
It’s been a while since we’ve done this, so let’s bring back a little Friday fun with another version of Literary Would You Rather!
Let’s go: Read more
101 Books coming to you live from Iced-In Nashville, Tennessee.
I’ve been without internet for most of the last two days. I’m back live this morning, but no post today.
In the meantime, here’s a photo of ice. That’s ALL ice. I measured a little over an inch plus of ice this morning when I defrosted my car.
See you guys tomorrow.