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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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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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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 13, 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 12, 2014 at Time to Write
Hi Lanna I'm very sorry to hear that you've had such a disappointing experience. I can imagine how painful it was to see that cover with half your name missing. We put so much of ourselves into our work that this kind of experience can really put a dent in our confidence. I hope that you keep writing and have great success. best regards, Jurgen
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on Red Alert: Tate Publishing - update 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 11, 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'll feature... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Time to Write
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This is a little experiment in flash fiction, using photos by a very talented photographer, Ryan McGuire, who generously lets people use his images without charge - you can find them at Gratisgraphy. The idea is to craft a story... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Time to Write
Another day, another "service" that is interested in extracting money from writers' wallets. The excellent Writer Beware newsletter points to a new one: LitFire Press. They have been cold-calling (or cold-emailing) writers, claiming to have heard about or even read... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Time to Write
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This link is to an article in which Michael Morpurgo talks about how he combined elements of several true stories for his book, "An Elephant in the Garden": - http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Michael-Morpurgo-man-feeds-imaginations/story-23668689-detail/story.html I think it's interesting that although he could have written... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Time to Write
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The Independent featured an article (about a book, The Letter for the King, that sold a million copies in the Netherlands, but took more than 40 years to be translated into English. Last week, it appeared on the shortlist for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Time to Write
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"You fail only if you stop writing" -- Ray Bradbury Bradbury never did stop writing, not until he stopped breathing. He gave you the feeling they were pretty much the same thing. After the 99th rejection or a few particularly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Time to Write
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A successful writer needs to master the craft of writing, but there's another requirement and this one can't be taught: a thick skin. Writer Barbara Henderson revealed her experiences with this, for an article on ChronicleLive.com, written by Hannah Flint:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Time to Write
I'm sure you've come across the advice that making your characters specific makes your story more powerful, but here's a real-world example of how being specific changes how people behave. It's a preview clip from a new TV series coming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Time to Write