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Jurgen Wolff
London most of the time, Southern California some of the time
Interests: Books, theatre, films, drawing and painting, cartooning, animation, conversation, travel, photography, fitness, marketing, graphic design.
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North Koreans (or somebody very much like them...) hacked into Sony's systems and revealed emails that upset a bunch of high-paid executives, producers and actors. Boo hoo. In response to a vague threat of violence by the same people, all... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Time to Write
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The Senate Select Committee report on torture by the US is available free in PDF form, but Techdirt.com reports that it's selling rather briskly in a $2.99 Kindle version anyway. You can read PDFs on a Kindle but many people... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Time to Write
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IRONY 1: How's this for irony: Che Guevarra's son is offering motorcycle tours of Cuba in honor of his father's love of motorcycles (as shown in the film, Motorcycle Diaries). The nine-day tour goes for $5,800, flights not included. I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Time to Write
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Do you remember Smokey the Bear from your school days? Friendly-looking bear teaching you to be careful not to start forest fires? Look at him now: The glassy eyes, the vacant stare-what do you think, drugs? And what's with the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Time to Write
A couple of my books have been translated into Russian, and today I received an email from St. Petersburg that reminded that even though very few authors get rich from the royalties, there are other things that make writing books... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Time to Write
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It can take ages for a screenplay to become a film and of course a lot of times the production never happens. Nick Hornby, whose most recent adaptation is Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, deals with it by using the time... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Time to Write
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Director Michael Haneke is interviewed in the current issue of Paris Review. This is what he said when asked whether drawing on your own experience and background is good or necessary: "I’ve never seen good results from people trying to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Time to Write
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Apple has released a list of the best-selling paid fictionebook titles in iBookstore in 2014. Other sellers will be revealing their own lists shortly. Fiction (paid): The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (Children & Teens) Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Time to Write
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A few people have been kind enough to inquire whether the gap in my recent posts means something is wrong. Nothing terrible, it's just that sometimes life fails to pay attention to our plans. In this case, I had to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Time to Write
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"When his apprentice wants to know which route he should choose, the Yaqui brujo answers, "Any path is only a path...All paths are the same: they all lead nowhere. The only important question you must ask is: 'Does this path... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Time to Write
"When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all responsibility and care about the outcome. Unclamp, in a word, your intellectual and practical machinery, and let it run free; then the service... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Time to Write
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The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Time to Write
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The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Time to Write
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"Freedom is cumulative. One choice made with an element of freedom makes even greater freedom possible for the next choice. Each exercise of freedom enlarges the circle of oneself." - Rollo May I think this applies to what we write... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Time to Write
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The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Time to Write
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The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Time to Write
Hi Julia, Thanks for this very useful additional information. It's unfortunate that so many people are trying to prey on writers, but fortunate that these particular con artists aren't very good at what they do.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on Beware of LitFire Press at Time to Write
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The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Time to Write
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The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Time to Write
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Years ago, Kurt Vonnegut wrote an article sponsored by the International Paper Company, on how to write with style. He intended it mainly for writers of non-fiction, but the tips apply equally to novelists or short story writers. I'm featuring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Time to Write
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Years ago, Kurt Vonnegut wrote an article sponsored by the International Paper Company, on how to write with style. He intended it mainly for writers of non-fiction, but the tips apply equally to novelists or short story writers. I'm featuring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Time to Write
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Years ago, Kurt Vonnegut wrote an article sponsored by the International Paper Company, on how to write with style. He intended it mainly for writers of non-fiction, but the tips apply equally to novelists or short story writers. I'm featuring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Time to Write
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Years ago, Kurt Vonnegut wrote an article sponsored by the International Paper Company, on how to write with style. He intended it mainly for writers of non-fiction, but the tips apply equally to novelists or short story writers. I'm featuring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Time to Write
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"We must make our experiments. We must make mistakes. We must live out our own vision of life. And there will be error. If you avoid error, you do not live." --Carl Jung It's possible that nobody will want to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Time to Write
One of the most common writing tips is: read your writing out loud (or listen as someone else reads it). This headline is a good example of why that's a good idea: Jessica Ennis-Hill Sent Vile Rape Threats Over Ched... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Time to Write