Posts Tagged ‘writers’

  • The Rituals And Routines of Famous Writers

    The Rituals And Routines of Famous Writers

    December 4th, 2014 | Writers | journalpulp | No Comments

    Writers, as you know, are a strange and superstitious lot. Here’s Jack Kerouac: I had a ritual once of lighting a candle and writing by its light and blowing it out when I was done for the night … also kneeling and praying before starting (I got that from a French movie about George Frideric […]

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  • Behind closed doors

    The 32-Year-Old Poet who was Executed for Waging War on a Barbarous God

    March 20th, 2014 | Poets | journalpulp | No Comments

    “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have which is the right to live freely with full civil rights.” — Hashem Shaabani, February, 2014 This just happened. On February 17th, 2014, the Iranian government executed Hashem Shaabani, a thirty-two-year-old Arab-Iranian, and his friend Hadi Rashedi, both of […]

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  • Creative Writing Courses are a “Waste of Time”

    Creative Writing Courses are a “Waste of Time”

    March 17th, 2014 | Writing | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    The novelist Hanif Kureishi — who teaches creative writing at Kingston University, and whom I’d frankly never heard of before I saw this article — has recently come under some fire for remarks he made to The Guardian newspaper: “A lot of my students just can’t tell a story. They can write sentences but they […]

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