theparisreview
theparisreview:

“He tried to write One Hundred Years early on. At the beginning he called it his mamotreto [bulky notebook]. It was not spoken of; he could not write it. He knew the novel needed a writer with more experience, so he waited until the day he became the writer capable of writing One Hundred Years. It has to do with command of technique. You need a great deal of technique to write a novel like that. He knows the tale; he has the characters and storyline; but he couldn’t write it. You have a novel that has to be typewritten, but you can’t type, so you have to wait until you learn to type it up; the novel is there, waiting.”
Read part three of Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez.

theparisreview:

“He tried to write One Hundred Years early on. At the beginning he called it his mamotreto [bulky notebook]. It was not spoken of; he could not write it. He knew the novel needed a writer with more experience, so he waited until the day he became the writer capable of writing One Hundred Years. It has to do with command of technique. You need a great deal of technique to write a novel like that. He knows the tale; he has the characters and storyline; but he couldn’t write it. You have a novel that has to be typewritten, but you can’t type, so you have to wait until you learn to type it up; the novel is there, waiting.”

Read part three of Silvana Paternostro’s oral biography of Gabriel García Márquez.

kellysue
kellysue:

sispurrier:

kierongillen:

zdarsky:

I do an advice column for a newspaper called Extremely Bad Advice. It’s normally not like this, but this week is different.Here it is.

Read this.

Really, do. 

Some of you may know that our friend Chip (he of SEX CRIMINALS), is also Steve Murray, proper Canadian humorist.  
He’s written something in the link above that’s not his usual fare and it’s… well, it’s beautiful and human and my chest is tight after reading it. 
It’s about grief, some of you may want that warning going in.  If you have blood in your veins, I encourage you to read it.  

Yes.

kellysue:

sispurrier:

kierongillen:

zdarsky:

I do an advice column for a newspaper called Extremely Bad Advice. It’s normally not like this, but this week is different.

Here it is.

Read this.

Really, do. 

Some of you may know that our friend Chip (he of SEX CRIMINALS), is also Steve Murray, proper Canadian humorist.  

He’s written something in the link above that’s not his usual fare and it’s… well, it’s beautiful and human and my chest is tight after reading it. 

It’s about grief, some of you may want that warning going in.  If you have blood in your veins, I encourage you to read it.  

Yes.