… Writing Is Not Hard Work | BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog
Thomas Mann wrote that "a writer is someone for whom writing comes harder than for anybody else." But it doesn't involve any heavy lifting.
The December issue of Words without Borders focuses on 'Knowing the Unknowable: Writing from Madagascar' -- great to see, since it's little-seen -- as well as a look at: 'After Inger Christensen: New Danish Poetry'.
A BLIND mystic who reportedly foretold 9/11, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the Fukushima nuclear spill and the birth of ISIS also made dire predictions for 2016 and beyond. A Bulgarian clairvoyant who died 20 years ago warned of the rise of ISIS by claiming there would be a 'great Muslim war' in 2016, it has been reported. Baba Vanga died in 1996 at the age of 85 and was known as the 'Nostradamus of the Balkans' because of her success rate which was supposedly as high as 85 per cent. Here’s what blind prophet Baba Vanga predicted for 2016 and beyond: It’s not good
American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) once said, “The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” At the time I have no doubt he was right, but if only he could have experienced the world now!
A chart that’s been doing the rounds on Twitter illustrates just how fast our world is moving, comparing the time to reach 50 million users between different types of mediums. In a nutshell:
- 38 years for radio
- 13 years for television
- 4 years for internet
- 3.5 years for Facebook
- 9 months for Twitter
- 6 months for Instagram
- 35 days for Angry Birds
- 1 day for MEdia Dragon ...
"Operation Drax" - Piles of fake "Medicare cards," drivers licences and credit cards are evidence of the increasing sophistication of identity crime, Australia's most common crime.
The bogus documents, $60,000 in cash, printers and laminators were seized as police made four arrests in Sydney last week. The men were arrested when police raided six properties in Sydney suburbs Campsie, Carlton, Waterloo, Homebush West and Parramatta last week.
Police-chargefour men over highquality identity theft
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"One ought to have only as much market efficiency as one needs,” Luttwak told Robin. “Because everything that we value in human life is within the realm of inefficiency – love, family, attachment, community, culture, old habits, comfortable old shoes."
As a playwright, It was an act ... was confident of his talent. As an essayist, he played interested amateur.
While we have characters like Marise in politics democracy is in a healthy state ....
“Even poetry, Sweet Patron Muse forgive me the words, is not what music is,” the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay exclaimed in a letter. “Without music life would be a mistake,” Nietzsche proclaimed in contemplating the singular power of music.
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