“Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Childe Hassam, The Room of Flowers, 1894.
I’ve gone from ooh and aah…to oh!…aha…and finally uh-oh…
Play a little game of “I spy” and see what you can see.
Check out this great infographic.
Well, Hugh Howey does both.
Why not you?
Agent wish list on Twitter.
Tips on how to use #MSWL in your query.
“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. … You are sure to be happy again.”
A beautiful letter of condolence.
translated by Josephine Balmer
It seems to me that man is equal to
that is, whoever sits opposite you
and, drawing nearer, savors, as
the sweetness of your voice
and the thrill of your laugh, which
have so stirred the heart
in my own breast, that whenever
sight of you, even if for a moment,
then my voice deserts me
and my tongue is struck silent, a del-
suddenly races underneath my skin,
my eyes see nothing, my ears
the whirling of a top
and sweat pours down me and a
trembling creeps over
my whole body, I am greener than
at such times I seem to be no more
a step away from death;
but all can be endured, since even a
[The last three lines are lost.]
Is it relatable?
An article by Angshuman Das, relatable — “able to be brought into relation with”
my article on writing in your second language.
“The question you always have to ask is this: why should someone care?
The answer is NEVER: because I want you to; because I need you to; because it’s the right thing to do.
If that offends your sense of how the world should work, too bad.
It’s how the world DOES work, and publicity and marketing isn’t about ideals, it’s about results.
The sooner you embrace that (however woefully) the better your promotion practices will be.”
— Janet Reid, aka the Shark