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Robyn Groth

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Check out my most recent publication "Still Life with Hairball and my interview in SmokeLong Quarterly.

Here’s a read this, do that pairing for anyone who wants to work on dialogue and subtext.

Read: “Hills Like White Elephants” by Hemingway (It’s only three pages.) Look at how the characters discuss a subject without ever naming it–saying exactly what it is they’re talking about.

Write: Do Exercise 5 from this site.

Two prisoners [are] waiting to be hanged. They talk of anything but that – the...

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Matsuo Bashō
“For a lovely bowl
Let us arrange these flowers...
For there is no rice”
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“I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen,
And accrue what I hear into myself...and let sound contribute toward me.”
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“What is needed is this, and this alone: solitude, great inner loneliness. Going into oneself and not meeting anyone for hours – that is what one must arrive at. Loneliness of the kind one knew as a child, when the grown-ups went back and forth bound up in things which seemed grave and weighty because they looked so busy, and because one had no idea what they were up to.

And when one day you realise that their preoccupations are meagre, their professions barren and no longer connected to life, why not continue to look on them like a child, as if on something alien, drawing on the depths of your own world, on the expanse of your own solitude, which itself is work and achievement and a vocation? Why wish to exchange a child’s wise incomprehension for rejection and contempt, when incomprehension is solitude, whereas rejection and contempt are ways of participating in what, by precisely these means, you want to sever yourself from?”
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“To think, analyze and invent, he [Pierre Menard] also wrote me, “are not anomalous acts, but the normal respiration of the intelligence. To glorify the occasional fulfillment of this function, to treasure ancient thoughts of others, to remember with incredulous amazement that the doctor universal is thought, is to confess our languor or barbarism. Every man should be capable of all ideas, and I believe that in the future he will be." (Jorge Luis Borges, "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote, 1939)”
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Robyn Groth Huh, okay. If it feels too full of adjectives, I'll make myself keep going. I haven't done enough impulsive reading this year, so hopefully this will feel like the treat/break I meant for it to be.


Stacia For some reason, I can't find the comment you left re: In Red on my page anymore. I saw that you ordered a copy. I'm really looking forward to your comments on it -- would love to hear some other thoughts (besides mine) on it. I think it's one you may appreciate for the stark design of it -- which is weird, in a way, because at first I felt like the book had too many adjectives (part of the reason I had a hard time getting into it at first), but later it seems spare, distant, pointed (which is not usually the case if there are too many adjectives, imo).


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