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Posts Tagged ‘passion’

I want

Posted by Line Larsen on November 3, 2008

I want to find a word that is perfect, a word that makes you smile whenever you read it. I want to build a sentence, construct it slowly but surely until it is everything you want it to be. I want to add sentences to that sentence, until it becomes a paragraph. A paragraph so breathtaking, you can’t read it without feeling it. I want to keep typing until I have a page that catches you by surprise and makes you want to listen. I want to write a chapter that urges you on and makes you crave for more, and more, until the end. I want to write a novel that leaves you satisfied.

I want to write about the world in a way it cannot ignore.

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A big, fat yes to persistence

Posted by Line Larsen on October 13, 2008

When someone has recently received a rejection letter from a publisher (me), it appears that the list of successful authors who experienced the same thing is endless. All of a sudden friends and family are a never ending source of famous writers facing turn downs and hardship while pursuing their career. I suspect they researched this beforehand and has created some sort of writer-friends anonymous group, to make sure their encouragement checks out.

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Money, money, money… It’s not funny…

Posted by Line Larsen on October 11, 2008

Lately I have been attempting to earn some cash through Elance. It is great practice, both when it comes to doing projects and dealing with potential clients.

Let me tell you, though: Working as a freelance writer is no walk in the park. Poppy Z. Brite said: “If you’re a freelance writer and aren’t used to being ignored, neglected, and generally given short shrift, you must not have been in the business very long.”

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What is your favourite part of a book?

Posted by Line Larsen on September 17, 2008

Naturally, this varies greatly from story to story, but I tend to lean towards the middle. The beginning is sweet, of course. I open the book, discreetly smell the pages (don’t judge me) and read the first page with awe. Either it draws me in immediately or it leaves me feeling unsatisfied. With the latter reaction, I tend to put the novel away and never pick it up again.

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500 words on love – continued

Posted by Line Larsen on September 14, 2008

You can read the first part of this entry here.

There’s always a beginning.

Did it open with our first kiss, when you had your arm around me and I leaned back to press my lips against yours? Did it open with our first goodbye, one of many, which left me in tears and wanting to run after you half way through Europe? No. It must have started before that.

In theory, you can say it all started with those tiny little coincidences that had to fall in place one by one and eventually lead me to you. But the love; it must have begun somewhere.

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