Oh, Jane Austen. Who has not heard of this literary icon?
Being creative is as innate to being human as eating, talking, walking and thinking is.
No, when I say “kill yourself” I want you to hear: kill your parents. Slay the expectations they implanted within you, choke the traditions they noosed to your spine.
“You are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought…”
Great literature does more than touch the audience with its great literary themes. It also reaches out to higher ground, touching the audience with truth and thematic richness.
Whether you’ve been in New York for 3 minutes or long enough to be angry at an upstart puddle, here are six books that are, subjectively, quite excellent portraits of the Big Apple:
2014 was dubbed “The Year of Reading Women” last January, and has undoubtedly lived up to that expectation.
Wherever the imaginary Marco Polo of Christopher Cerrone’s (and Italo Calvino’s) ‘Invisible Cities’ may have traveled, in this Music for Writers entry, you’ll find the most valuable map to your own creativity by listening — in the dark.
In short: yes.
3. “You read? You must be so smart!”