World Literature Blues

I also have  coursework to do, which does put a crimp in my plans for literary world domination.  The subject is fun, though, and is hopefully, giving me more tools with my writing. 

But flicking through a pile of books looking for that one quote, watching the word count climb slower than a sloth on a bank holiday, and forgetting my initial argument,  all conspire to leave no time or patience for write.

(Having read through the last two paragraphs, I suddenly remember my media lessons.  Too many clauses.  Must think like Heminway.  A lot. More.)

So, the subject is something-I-decide, on some World-Literature worthies that-I-decide.  Chances are I will go for Chinue Achebe’s Things Fall apart, Ahdaf Soueif’s The Map of Love, and Joe Sacco’s Palestine.  The theme will be resistance-writing, and the three different voices, and how they capture the struggle their books embody.

Or something like that.  My problem is that I rarely know what the end product will look like.  Time to get the Celtx quecards on, and shuffle dem cards!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellie
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 21:36:17

    I’m so confused! That is so why I am not on that course! And yes, I have used two, soon to be three exclamation marks, as well as having started a sentence with ‘and’!


  2. grumphy
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 02:35:02

    Writing like Hemingway. Means putting in less. So that you end with more.
    I am going to have to read that ”Journalism Online’ again. Just to be sure that I am getting it right.
    The problem is, my writing-bone structures sentances with may clauses. All to do with narratve voice, and pace. Hemingway-speak cuts down on that. A lot.
    Wot fun.


  3. Ellie
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 15:43:23

    Yeah good luck with getting hold of a copy of that! Just go to, thats what i use.

    By the way, you do know you’re pink right?


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