IWW Newsletter - Issue 4 - Dec 2011

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Some inspirational quotes by well known writers

  • “In truth, I never consider the audience for whom I’m writing. I just write what I want to write.” —J.K. Rowling

  • “I think I succeeded as a writer because I did not come out of an English department. I used to write in the chemistry department. And I wrote some good stuff. If I had been in the English department, the prof would have looked at my short stories, congratulated me on my talent, and then showed me how Joyce or Hemingway handled the same elements of the short story. The prof would have placed me in competition with the greatest writers of all time, and that would have ended my writing career.” —Kurt Vonnegut

  • “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” —Harper Lee

  • “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” —Larry L. King

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Some interesting news in the writing world which I collected from the internet for your pleasure.

  • Eminent entrepreneur R Durgadoss's debut book ''A Saint in the Boardroom'' was launched on Nov.30, in Chennai.

  • HP Imaging and Printing Group (HP-IPG) has announced the launch of a book 'Write and Read: By Us for Us' -- a collection of short stories by children, for children written by children selected from the HP Write and Read workshop series for children.

  • Information technology and creative writing have come together in a unique project to create literature by children for children. A project "Write and Read: By Us For Us" - a compilation of short stories . Price. Rs.375/-

  • A two-day literature festival, "Samanvay: IHC Bharatiya Bhasa Mahotsav" to be held at Delhi on 16th and 17th December 2011. The second day of the festival literary discussions were on "Punjab: Dalit Love Poetry", "Assam: Challenges for Women Writers","Malayalam: Autobiographies from the Margins", "Urdu: Death of Mushayara", "Tamil: Women Writing the Body", "Hindi: Search for Readers" and "Bengali: Poetry and Popularity.

  • "The Essential Tagore", a new anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's translated literature and art works, has been nominated the "book of the year-2011" by eminent American philosopher, writer and critic Martha Nussbaum.

  • Noted Assamese writer Indira Goswami, who had been a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi passed away on 27th November.

  • "Omcheriyude Theranjedutha Naatakangal", a book consisting 26 Malayalam plays written by N N Pillai who is known as Omchery in the literary world, was today released by Defence Minister A K Antony.

  • Eminent Kannada writer S L Bhyrappa was today honoured with the prestigious Saraswati Samman of 2010 for his novel 'Mandra' at National Museum in Delhi.

  • "WordZO", a unique product designed for improving English vocabulary, equipped with e-book reader, multi-lingual dictionary and vocabulary revision tool, was launched in Thiruvananthapuram.

  • The second ‘Hay Festival-Kerala’ was inaugurated by well known Malayalam writer M T Vasudevan Nair, on Nov.17. It was a 3 day festival.

  • Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines' to be filmed.

  • Muse India is conducting a literary festival in January 16-18,2012. Literary festival

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