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Daniel Andrlik

Minister of Intrigue. Composing coffee-stained dispatches from an undisclosed location.

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    2016

    Warren Ellis on Writing

    This is the part of the job that doesn’t get talked about a lot, not least because it’s hard to talk about, but also because it doesn’t involve Productivity ...

    You Ain't

    Nika Harper's recent post is gettig a lot of attention, as well it should.

    Quote: Antoine De Saint Exupéry

    If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea...

    Quote: Salman Rushdie

    Man is the animal that tells stories about himself to himself.Salman RushdieLecture at the University of Iowa (March 2004) It’s been years since I sat in th...

    Quote: Umberto Eco on Heroes

    The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.Umberto EcoTravels in Hyperreality

    Quote: Mike Monteiro

    Every night, homeless people construct their nightly shelters outside the Quaker meeting house. Quakers will not make you leave. And have a high level of emp...

    2013

    Quote: Chuck Wendig on Personal Brands

    You are not a brand. You are a human being. Writing is your craft. Story is your art. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: who wants to read a story by...

    Quote: John D. MacDonald

    Always I have seen around me all the games and parades of life and have always envied the players and the marchers. I watch the cards they play and feel in m...

    Quote: Ray Bradbury

    If I’m anything at all, I’m not really a science-fiction writer — I’m a writer of fairy tales and modern myths about technology.Ray Bradbury

    Quote: Jaron Lanier

    If you listen first, and write later, then whatever you write will have had time to filter through your brain, and you’ll be in what you say. This is what ma...

    Quote: C.S. Lewis

    We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.C.S. LewisThe Weight of Glo...

    Quote: Austin Grossman

    The woman was simply leaving us alone with our future, the future she wouldn’t be a part of. She didn’t know how to do it or what it was, but she was trying ...

    Quote: Andy Ihnatko on Tech Tribalism

    If you give half a damn about which multi-billion-dollar corporation “wins” a totally made-up contest, then you need to drop acid and spend some time in an a...

    Quote: Gene Wolfe

    I have sometimes thought that the reason the trees are so quiet in summer is that they are in a sort of ecstasy; it is in the winter, when the biologists tel...