Between Heaven and Earth by Asahi-Taichou, literature
Between Heaven and Earth
My outstretched arms cannot reach The vast promise of the night sky Twinkling fiercely as if to call me The far-off lights of the stars abound But have no effect on lifting me I am anchored by dreaded gravity
swerve admiring you admiring the view beauty look at all the beauty look sometimes I sense sinister on the side of the road sometimes every passer-by is full of hope and always I am full of your music pulse this world shares the joy of you
Take in all that surrounds. The light, for instance; memorize its severity—in summer, long for its delicacy—in winter, accept it as the nourishment it is. The rain, for another; when the sky becomes shattered screen and the world washes away, accept the pause heaven provides. The moon, is extra; a satellite of reflected light, a longing brought to life. Take it all in, make use.
How to Write a Novel by BarbecuedIguana, literature
How to Write a Novel
Or at least how I plan to write my novels. Right now I'm tweaking a novel for release (aka Fine Drafting it). No matter how essential this step is, fine drafting a book doesn't feel like real writing, so I thought I would flex my writing muscles by trying to recapture what it took to bring this book into existence. What burbled up from the morass seemed about as wiry as Jeffy's run through gangland in the Family Circus cartoon that never made it to print (ask your parents kids). So. I decided to iron the process out and streamline the steps into what you might call "Ikea Instructions for Writing a Novel" a short simple guide to the mechanical