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Seriousness

Artists, speaking generally and fairly stereotypically, tend to view their creative works in the long term. At least, this is the case amongst the people I’ve interacted with, and especially so for writers. Legacy is an issue for many, and the thought of their efforts “standing the test of time” or “being remembered” or remaining […]

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The Private Lives of (Japanese) Writers

There is something of a tradition in Japan of relatives or close friends publishing memoirs and biographies about the country’s writers. Natsume Soseki, Junichiro Tanizaki, Naoya Shiga, Yukio Mishima, all get their share. We are treated to inside views of the authors as people, as everyday men (sadly almost always men despite Japanese women’s voices […]

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In The Studio

Since deciding that we’d do By Prescription Only, the Drugstore shorts and essay showcase, I’ve been wondering how I’ll manage to break from editing this novel, which I’ve been working on since globular clusters formed the Milky Way, to take time out to produce a short story, bearing in mind all the other stuff that’s […]

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Youth Vs Experience: The Age-Old Argument

A post from Mark Porter. Watch for his new novel “Dogs Chase Cars” early in 2011! Having just discovered the thrill of Kindle ownership (within the last two days), I became drawn to the story of Laura Maylene Walter, who wrote an article Why We Write for the 1st November edition of The Literary Life. […]

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