In My Spare Time

I think you'll find, Sir, that I'm qualified to deal with practically everything, if I choose.

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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Anita Desai, born 24 June 1937
Five Quotes
When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.
Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.”
Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed.
I try to trace the connection between the characters and that way a story or plot emerges.
Desai is an Indian novelist who has been short-listed for the Booker Prize three times. She won the British Guardian Prize for The Village by the Sea. Desai now teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Anita Desai, born 24 June 1937

Five Quotes

  1. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.
  2. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
  3. Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.”
  4. Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed.
  5. I try to trace the connection between the characters and that way a story or plot emerges.

Desai is an Indian novelist who has been short-listed for the Booker Prize three times. She won the British Guardian Prize for The Village by the Sea. Desai now teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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We’ve known each other for almost two years now. And yeah, in that time I’ve given a lot of speeches, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all different. 

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