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Tim Weed

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Tim Weed lives in Vermont and spends as much as possible of his non-writing time outdoors. He’s the winner of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction award and his work has appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Millions, Backcountry, Nantucket Magazine, Writer's Chronicle, and many other journals and anthologies. His first novel, Will Poole's Island, was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year. His short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, is out in April, 2017. Tim is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program and a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, and Tierra del Fuego. Read more at the author's official website, or visit Storycraft, Tim's craft ana ...more

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Tim Weed I don't believe in writer's block. You just have to show up every day. Make it a habit, and it becomes indispensable. Keep putting words on the page,…moreI don't believe in writer's block. You just have to show up every day. Make it a habit, and it becomes indispensable. Keep putting words on the page, even if they're crap. You can always throw them away. But at least you're writing!(less)
Tim Weed Hi Kallie. Here are three links: one where I discuss his masterpiece novel, The Sheltering Sky (http://bit.ly/1au5Hv9), and two others that discuss…moreHi Kallie. Here are three links: one where I discuss his masterpiece novel, The Sheltering Sky (http://bit.ly/1au5Hv9), and two others that discuss his fascinating stories, "A Distant Episode" (http://bit.ly/1cuiy1Y) and "The Red Room" (http://bit.ly/1mZT7Ki). Hope these are helpful!(less)
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Will Poole's Island

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What an amazing novel. One of the great love stories, I think, and also a meditation on death & religion. The Colin Firth audio version is phenomenal too—highly, highly recommended.
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“Read good writing, and don’t live in the present. Live in the deep past, with the language of the Koran or the Mabinogion or Mother Goose or Dickens or Dickinson or Baldwin or whatever speaks to you deeply. Literature is not high school and it’s not actually necessary to know what everyone around you is wearing, in terms of style, and being influenced by people who are being published in this very moment is going to make you look just like them, which is probably not a good long-term goal for being yourself or making a meaningful contribution. At any point in history there is a great tide of writers of similar tone, they wash in, they wash out, the strange starfish stay behind, and the conches.”
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“Read good writing, and don’t live in the present. Live in the deep past, with the language of the Koran or the Mabinogion or Mother Goose or Dickens or Dickinson or Baldwin or whatever speaks to you deeply. Literature is not high school and it’s not actually necessary to know what everyone around you is wearing, in terms of style, and being influenced by people who are being published in this very moment is going to make you look just like them, which is probably not a good long-term goal for being yourself or making a meaningful contribution. At any point in history there is a great tide of writers of similar tone, they wash in, they wash out, the strange starfish stay behind, and the conches.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
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Philip Pullman
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
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“It’s hard to stay away from religion when you mess with acid.”
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Joseph Campbell
“Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.”
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

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