Tim Weed

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Tim Weed's 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, made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist and was a finalist in the short story category for both the 2018 American Fiction Awards and the 2017 International Book Awards. Tim is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and his work has appeared in Literary Hub, The Millions, Colorado Review, Talking Points Memo, Writer's Chronicle, Fiction Writers Review and elsewhere. He works as a featured lecturer for National Geographic in Patagonia, Spain, and Portugal, teaches writing in the Newport MFA and at Grub Street in Boston ...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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[image error]Pleased to note that the Historical Novel Society has named my novel-in-progress, The Confession of Michael Martin, to the Long List for their 2018 New Novel Award. This is a great honor, and I take it as a positive sign for the ultimate success of the book, which I’ve been working on for a number of years but very few people have read. The HNS listing reads, in part: “A novel of a...

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Rebecca Solnit
“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.”
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