MUSING OF THE DAY

Every first draft sucks, so when you have your favorite novel, and you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a masterpiece,’ and then you write your first draft, and you’re like, ‘This is really bad,’ and then you’re like ‘I can’t do this because this is nowhere close.’ When, in reality, the book you loved so much…

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I hate ungratefulness, you know? Can’t stand to see people who does just leave their old parents to fall by the wayside. People who don’t know how to be grateful to those who help them when they couldn’t help they self. Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

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That’s exactly the problem! People don’t want to open their eyes and see the Truth because the illusion suits them. As long as they’re fed whatever lies they want to hear they’re happy, because the Truth means nothing to them. Imbolo Mbue

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Imagine what some university reading lists are saying about our society – that women and people of colour did not write in the 20th and 21st centuries, and certainly not novels worthy of beady academic analysis. Imagine someone from the future trying to understand who we were in the 21st century, based on the books…

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…human being was born to be a ginnal and it was a rare person who didn’t take advantage of a weaker one, or pretend to be the friend of a stronger one just to reap the benefits. Charmaine Wilkerson

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We are indeed living in an age when women and men are more likely to long for power than they are to long for love. We can all speak of our longing for power. Our longing for love must be kept secret. To give voice to such longing is to be counted among the weak,…

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You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia Butler

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Many readers, and most particularly those who review current publications, employ other standards for judging, and praising or condemning, the books they read – their novelty, their sensationalism, their seductiveness, their force, and even their power to bemuse or befuddle the mind, but not their truth, their clarity, or their power to enlighten. They have,…

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When we speak of someone as “well-read,” we should have this ideal in mind. Too often, we use that phrase to mean the quantity rather than the quality of reading…The great writers have always been great readers, but that does not mean that they read all books that, in their day, were listed as indispensable…

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