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    Herman Melville’s Daily Routine and Thoughts on the Writing Life | Brain Pickings

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"Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities..."

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | Brain Pickings “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” E.B. White #writing #writers #block

When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. And always think of other people.

The importance of a writing routine...never mind the zombie eyes.

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | Brain Pickings

Hailed as one of the most successful writers alive, Stephen King has hundreds of books under his belt, most of which bestsellers. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is part master-blueprint, part memoir, part meditation on the writer’s life, filtered through the lens of his near-fatal car crash and the newfound understanding of living it precipitated.

Vladimir Nabokov on What Makes a Good Reader: "The mind, the brain, the top of the tingling spine, is, or should be, the only instrument used upon a book."