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Tim’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 and essays have won Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction and Solas Best Travel Writing awards, and have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Saranac Review, Bloom, Talking Points Memo, Writer's Chronicle, Backcountry, and many other reviews and magazines. Tim teaches at Grub Street in Boston and in the MFA Writing program at Western Connecticut State University, and serves as a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, and Patagonia. Read more at the author's official website, or visit Storycraft, Tim's craft analysis blog for fiction writers.


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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)
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)
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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
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Patrick O'Brian
“But the tale or narrative set in the past may have its particular time-free value; and the candid reader will not misunderstand me, will not suppose that I intend any preposterous comparison, when I observe that Homer was farther removed in time from Troy than I am from the Napoleonic wars; yet he spoke to the Greeks for 2,000 years and more.”
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“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
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Joseph Campbell
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
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