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Julian Lorr

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After 15 years as a lawyer, I am now a writer and teacher. Working with young people has reinforced for me how important it is for creativity to be encouraged without fear of criticism. Creativity is, after all, something inherent in all of us. Regrettably, we have created an education system that places less and less focus upon it... and yet it is the one thing future societies will require above all else as the legacy handed to them becomes increasingly more complex generation by generation. My work now is primarily to develop creativity and confidence in young people, through music, writing and art.

My crime and horror writing is something I have done since I was a kid. It attracted criticism back then and still attracts criticism now. Th
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“For these are the things of Man: Sex, Lust and Death.”
Julian Lorr, The Scarlet Tessera

“I don't sit here and make these stories up. They are delivered to me, over time, by some relentless and shadowy demand. Trust me, if I wasn't compelled to write then I wouldn't; it doesn't generally make me happy, it certainly doesn't bring any fame or fortune, and the more I think about it the more I struggle to find the positives in it. And yet I cannot help but continually do it. It is like a whisper on a warm breeze from the heart of a portentous sunset: It promises so much, but, ultimately just draws you into the stormy waters.”
Julian Lorr

“He just stared blankly at the carnage and cried. A weak man. A man who couldn’t stand up for what he believed in because he didn’t really believe in anything, not really, not deep down. He lacked that put-a-gun-to-your-head-and-say-it-like-you-mean-it edge that characterised all of his brethren. He was just a nice guy. A nice guy in a troubled place.”
Julian Lorr, The Loneliness of Jacob Rozinski

“Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?"

[Interview in The Independent, 15 October 2005]”
Lemmy Kilmister

“I don't sit here and make these stories up. They are delivered to me, over time, by some relentless and shadowy demand. Trust me, if I wasn't compelled to write then I wouldn't; it doesn't generally make me happy, it certainly doesn't bring any fame or fortune, and the more I think about it the more I struggle to find the positives in it. And yet I cannot help but continually do it. It is like a whisper on a warm breeze from the heart of a portentous sunset: It promises so much, but, ultimately just draws you into the stormy waters.”
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“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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Dustin Hi, Happy Saturday, Julian!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)


Thank you for accepting the friend request, it's very appreciated!

Have a wonderful day and weekend!
I'll see in the writing group!


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Kasia Thank you for the friend invite, it's quite an honor!

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