Ma.gnolia: Ma.rk'd This Week

by sbh on Sunday - 20 April 2008

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I spend time surfing the web everyday. I admit it. I am not ashamed. Here are the pages I marked this week on Ma.gnolia:

Robert Fagles, Translator of the Classics, Dies at 74 – New York Times

Robert Fagles, Translator of the Classics, Dies at 74 - New York Times

“Mr. Fagles was a renowned translator of Latin and Greek whose versions of Homer and Virgil became unlikely best sellers.” — I somehow missed this — it was nearly three weeks ago!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Using Writing Bursts to Generate Ideas and Enthusiasm

Using Writing Bursts to Generate Ideas and Enthusiasm

I often find that I’m afraid of writing. Not because I’m intimidated by the blank page (I kick the blank page’s arse!), but because I don’t feel I have the time. Perhaps “writing bursts” (dumb name perhaps) can hone my skills even when I don’t have time to devote to my large projects.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Keeping a Writers’ Notebook

Keeping a Writers' Notebook

“If you’ve ever had aspirations towards fiction-writing, you’ve doubtlessly heard the advice to keep a notebook on you at all times, to jot down those elusive flashes of brilliance that come at the most inopportune moments. It’s definitely a good idea to have pen and paper to hand as much … “

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Rarest Items in the World – AOL Money & Finance

Rarest Items in the World - AOL Money & Finance

“From comic books to jeans, Luxist.com takes a look at some of the rarest items in the world.”

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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100 Best First Lines from Novels :: American Book Review

100 Best First Lines from Novels :: American Book Review

A nice list of 100 interesting openers. Kinda gets the juices flowing.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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