Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Writing is not easy, it takes a lot of guts for many people to publish anything with their name appended to it as the author. Here are 10 great quotes from great authors to help you overcome any fear of writing you may have and see it as what it truly is - lot's of fun!
1. "Writing is an adventure." Winston Churchill
2. "It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous." Robert Benchley
3. "However great a man's natural talent may be, the art of writing cannot be learned all at once." Jean Jacques Rousseau
4. "I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." Oscar Wilde
5. "Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped." Lillian Helman
6. "Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." E.L. Doctorow
7. "If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison
8. "To be clear is the first duty of a writer; to charm and to please are graces to be acquired later." Brander Matthews
9. "Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write." Robert Penn Warren
10. "Write without pay until somebody offers to pay." Mark Twain
Monday, November 24, 2014
This video shows some of what happened last week at the National Assembly. It is pertinent to note that the scenes of police shooting tear gas and legislators scaling the National Assembly gate have not been added in this video...
Bodies of 500 sea lions found on Peruvian beach
Sad death of animals, you can't just kill them without a valid purpose...
Peruvian authorities were investigating Sunday the deaths of some 500 sea lions whose rotting corpses were found on a northern beach.
Environmental police told the official Andina news agency that the decomposing bodies of adult and juvenile sea lions were found on a beach in Santa province about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Lima.
Police are investigating a complaint from the governor of the local Samanco district, who said the sea mammals had been poisoned by marine farmers and fishermen who harvest shellfish.
Sea lions come close to the shore to look for seafood and scallops to eat.
City workers hauled away the corpses, which risked posing a public health hazard. Source:: Times of India