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Subscribe to @fictionable for £20 and get access to our of more than 30 exclusive from including Sarah Hall, Amy Sackville, Michael Donkor, Adania Shibli…

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Friends, I recently thought up a small series of erotic shorts about the (very gay) erotic adventures of a pudgy ancient Greek youth. Would anyone be interested in reading that? 🤔

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Today is World Book Day. If you've always wanted to write a novel but never known where to start (or you've started and stopped more times than you can count), be inspired by Justin Taylor's story for LitHub, an apology for why it took him a decade to finish his new book, "Reboot." "I started it on New Year’s Day 2014 and the first thing I did was write longhand for a week. The second thing I did was fail for seven years," he writes.

https://flip.it/CwkkpK

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Of the 58,000+ books published per year:

  • 90% will sell less than 2,000 copies
  • 50% will sell LESS THAN A DOZEN COPIES

Great, very readable piece on book publishing and how it's very much like being a VC...

https://www.elysian.press/p/no-one-buys-books

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cherry blossoms
the first chicks
birth of a new spring

- spring mist






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Readings, chat, jokes – check out the in-depth interviews with like Sarah Hall, @mjohnharrison Joyce Carol Oates, @SmythBooks Diana Evans and more on the @fictionable

Download for free at https://fictionable.world or via and elsewhere…

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Me, editing something my husband wrote: What do you think? I don't want to change your voice.

Him: You didn't. You took the essence of what I wrote and made it betterer.

And isn't that what editing is?

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one single day a year
for all the damage we've done
as mankind's fig leaf








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spring mist
adorning the fields
summer's bridal veil

- spring mist






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Today in Labor History April 21, 1816: Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and poet, was born. After her mother died of cancer, in 1821, her father sent the five Brontë sisters to Clergy Daughters' School, where the two eldest sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, contracted tuberculosis. The disease killed them both in 1825. Charlotte always said that the terrible conditions in that school stunted her physical development and caused her lifelong health problems. Charlotte wrote her first poem in 1829, at the age of 13. She would go on to write 200 more poems. In 1836, she asked Poet Laureate Robert Southey for encouragement as a writer. He replied, “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life, and ought not to be.” Because of this advice, she chose to publish under the gender-neutral name of Currer Bell, to avoid prejudice. She published a book of poetry in 1846, and her most famous novel, “Jane Eyre,” in 1847. In Jane Eyre, she uses the Clergy Daughters' School as the model for the school attended by her eponymous protagonist, Jane Eyre. Bronte died in 1855, most likely from hyperemesis gravidarum, a complication of pregnancy.

As young adults, my brothers and I thoroughly looted our parent’s library. I still have many of those books, with their dog-eared pages and faint whiff of mildew. I think of them as comfort food for the mind. I picked up some great Melville that way, and Jack London, too. But my favorite score was a matching set of Jayne Eyre and Wuthering Heights that I recently found in their library, after my father died. My mom told me that they had belonged to her mother, who passed them down to her. And now she was passing them down to me. Great literature, of course, but they also contain beautiful artwork. And provenance, with my grandmother’s name printed on the inside cover.

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Book covers of Wuthering Heights, with an aguished man standing against a tree, and Jane Eyre, with a parade of very goth-looking little girls.

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Hey there!

Looking for something new to read?

Below the Heavens is a high fantasy indie book series inspired by East Asian mythology and culture.

Available for free in webnovel form on RoyalRoad, via their webpage or mobile app, found in my bio!

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  • MarjoleinRotsteeg , to haiku group Dutch
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    pink salt lake
    watching flamingos
    bloody mosquitos!

    When visiting the Camargue in southern France, there were many beautiful surprises. However, there was one very unpleasant one, swarms of ferocious mosquitos!

    - lake






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    I've found another online store that respects the price I've set on print copies of my books.

    Has anyone ever heard of bookshop.org? Anything good or bad to say about them?

    I found my books on it recently and the site has good reviews online, so I've added bookshop.org links to the list that shows up when you click on one of my books2read links.

    My books on their site: https://bookshop.org/contributors/owen-tyme

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    Today is a regular workday, except that I'm listening to one song from The Tortured Poets Department during each Pomodoro break. Anyone else listening to it today?

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    a warm breeze
    ripples on the pond
    the first tadpoles

    - warm breeze






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    Down

    Soft and light and warm
    Winter weather protection
    But cruelly gathered






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    Wisteria

    Choked by clematis
    But still struggling up the wall
    Let's hope for flowers






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    Lake

    Mountains all around
    Reflected in your waters
    A calm summer's day






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    Clouds

    Meteors tonight!
    So I look out the window
    No sky to be seen






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    Spring mist

    Seen from my window
    A white line across the fields
    River valley shroud






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    Birth

    It's never instant
    Gestation is necessary
    Then a miracle






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    Bloom

    A faint dustiness
    Adding pale grey to purple
    A newly picked plum






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