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  • peter shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HKRASA/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Note: I don't know how much of this article my Kindle will let me share, but it's great advice. Substitute whatever you want for "writing."
  • peter shared from The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe by Stephen Harding
    When the relief column left Wörgl to continue the journey to Schloss Itter, Lee commanded two Sherman tanks, fourteen American soldiers, and a kübelwagen and small Mercedes truck carrying a total of ten Germans. It was certainly a first for an American officer in World War II.
    Note: This book is a hoot. How is this not a movie?
  • peter shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HKRASA/ref=r_soa_p_i
    SOME SHORT STORY writers — Chekhov, Alice Munro, William Trevor — sidle up and tap you gently on the shoulder: Come, they murmur, sit down, listen to what I have to say. Lucia Berlin spins you around, knocks you down and grinds your face into the dirt. You will listen to me if I have to force you, her stories growl. But why would you make me do that, darlin’? Berlin’s stories are the kind a woman in a Tom Waits song might tell a man she’s just met during a long humid night spent drinking in a parking lot.
    Note: I might have to check this writer out.
  • peter shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HKRASA/ref=r_soa_p_i
    SOME SHORT STORY writers — Chekhov, Alice Munro, William Trevor — sidle up and tap you gently on the shoulder: Come, they murmur, sit down, listen to what I have to say. Lucia Berlin spins you around, knocks you down and grinds your face into the dirt. You will listen to me if I have to force you, her stories growl. But why would you make me do that, darlin’? Berlin’s stories are the kind a woman in a Tom Waits song might tell a man she’s just met during a long humid night spent drinking in a parking lot.
    Note: I might have to check this writer out.
  • peter shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003HKRASA/ref=r_soa_p_i
    What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet? At my age, nothing I haven’t done embarrasses me. Only some things I did do. And that was long ago.
    Note: From an interview with Ursula K. Le Guin.