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"The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it."
William Golding

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  • In this record-setting snoverkill, I've toyed with my fair share of snow poems. There's a lot of white, snow on snow, snow on snow. What are your favorite winter poems?And now Valentine's Day is here, and Poetry Foundation also has poems to match whichever mood you currently have toward the holiday. I especially love "Credo," and it's last lines "...and her body is warm/with trust/which is a great beginning." What are your favorite love poems?Then, combining the two, what are your favorite winter poems about love? Or love poems set in winter/ with winter imagery? Are there many? I can't seem...
  • Image: Masaru Tatsuki, Mt. Osore in Winter, 2010. Lambda print, 60cm x 60cm Guest Editor Michael Emmerich The second part of our double issue of Japanese writing presents writing grounded in the everyday, with uncertainty and confusion roiling underneath. Guest editor Michael Emmerich has selected pieces about ordinary people in ordinary situations, struggling with discontent and longing for change. In two tales of plastic surgery, Aso Nonami shows a woman in the grip of obsession and deception, and Akutagawa Prize-winner Kawakami Mieko looks at breasts and implants. Young sensation Wataya...
  • For a list of all survey results as well as current surveys still in progress, see my Inkygirl Survey Archives. Thanks to all those who responded to my most recent survey, which asked: Q. When making a book purchase, do you prefer ebook or print format? Of 129 responses, 60% said they preferred print. 25% preferred ebook/digital. Of the remaining responses ("Other"), here are some of the comments: Ebook to get it fast for YA, but print book for picture books, & when I really love a book I want both. - @CherylRainfield I do both. It varies with price and format. Some picture books don't...
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Fast fact about writing

Recently, the writer and neurologist Alice W. Flaherty has argued that literary creativity is a function of specific areas of the brain, and that writer's block may be the result of brain activity being disrupted in those areas.