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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Spinning Heart

Hello Guys!

It's getting really late and I have class at 9, 
but if I don't write now,  I will probably forget and never post it. 

This semester, I had to read The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan. "How can such a dull book be written by such a bright soul?" -- that's how my essay starts. However, I'm not sure if this is what I want my essay to start like. One way or another, I enjoyed listening to the author of the book. He's the kind of person, you meet while being in a bad mood and he will instantly make your day by his spontaneous, but still deep answers.




I would love to write a book, but I have no idea where to start. They say that's the hardest part, you should simply WRITE! Well, I started and I don't like it, haha! Good job, I know. 
Donal Ryan helped me a lot, even though he didn't say anything that enlightened me. It's hard to explain. Here are some ideas he said and that I find inspiring:

"Writers are scared of using their friends' and family's life. You shouldn't be scared of that!"

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"Most people interpret it as a book about the recession, but this book simply gives the picture of life, how those people see it. It's very negative. The recession was secondary. It's all about how people see themselves. It's funny how people interpret it. The recession was a revelation of people's souls. They got to know more about themselves."

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"It's hard to publish a book, because everybody seems to be writing a book nowadays."

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"It's okay to write and publish things that the publishing house doesn't agree with, it's your work and to me it makes perfectly sense that a dead person is talking in the book."

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"Those were stories I heard and I had to write them down."

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"It's okay to be an empty idiot as a writer"

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"Narrative is bullshit, because life is absolutely not coherent! It's a bunch of incoherent actions" 

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"Every novel is imperfect, if I could, I would definitely change some things."

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"People will always write the same idea differently"


Sleep tight!

MissCherry xo