How to respectfully write from the perspective of characters that aren’t you.
posted on Jan. 15, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
Many thoughts about writing beyond yourself, and writing from within.
Japanese retail chain Kinokuniya set to acquire most of the first print run of new essay collection in a bid to resist web retailers’ dominance
Read the full article in The Guardian http://gu.com/p/4bnz8/sbl
Why do we even bother going to bookstores?
For instance, if I want to buy a book I have to walk almost four blocks, and pretty long blocks they are, to After-Words, a two-level shop at 23 E. Illinois St. (www.after-wordschicago.com) that contains 70,000 new and used books. Google Maps tells me that the walk is only .02 miles, but it sure does seem longer.
Still, as tough as I may have it—sometimes it is raining or very hot or snowing — I can barely imagine the difficulties others have getting their hands on a book. Some people even have to get in their cars and drive to a bookstore.
And why? More…
I just had a moment on the T. I almost missed my stop because I was lost in a book. I had a seat which I is rare in these days of commuting in packed trains. I was in Poland with Mica and her grandmother in Warsaw in Rutu Modan’s The Property.