Mark Twain

When it comes to island utopias, nothing comes close to Mauritius.
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From the frozen north to the steamy south, and from the buzz of New York to the Pacific Ocean, America's landscapes have always inspired its authors.
"Only the lonely, know the way I feel," Roy Orbison sang in his 1960 hit single. More than 50 years have now passed and during
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I could wax lyrical about the inner book and all that but hardly a day goes by when someone tells me how much they would like to write a book. Well, in many respects, it's never been easier to publish your own.
Churning out inspirational quotes about writing has been a favourite past time of authors and poets throughout the ages. Like
I met a literary agent the other day. She told me that these days when you sell a novel to publishers, there has to be a USP. "A what?" I said. "'Unique Selling Point. You know, narrated by a hermaphrodite, or someone who has been repeatedly raped by their grandfather, that sort of thing.
They’re slippery, green, cold-blooded and will stop at nothing to win. Yes these ambitious amphibians are battling it out
I recently found myself in the situation of being lectured to by a stubborn, white-clad general hospital doctor who explained how wrong I was in wanting my father transferred to a clinic specialising in the treatment of his condition.
I can't know if there ever was a better time for authors than today. Judging from what I've read, I guess no. In the olden days those authors and artists who did fine financially came mostly from wealthy families, whilst artists like Van Gogh or Modigliani, or authors like Edgar Allan Poe or Henry Miller struggled with poverty.