Love this post. Having experienced my own self-destructive trips down a road on a crash course, I can relate. I’m not quite sure of what the connection is between artists and an intense need for stimulation / something more, but something’s certainly there.
“Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman’s name out of a satire, then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized, anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to be a writer -and if so, why?” -Bennett Cerf
Some of the world’s most famous writers have been addicts, abusing almost anything, from coffee and alcohol to sex and drugs. They often wrote about their addictions, about the way the human conditions is degraded by them.
Here’s a short list of famous writers and their vices:
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I’m sorry I never called. It was all you wanted. A simple request that I kept putting off. I promise I was going to. But then one morning it was too late. I’d missed my chance. Cause there’s no phone to reach where you went.
"If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted...would you capture it, or just let it slip?" -Eminem, Lose Yourself Life is a lot. Almost too much. Sometimes it is. You've got obligations and commitments, responsibilities and deadlines, to-do lists and chores... So much to do and nowhere near enough time… Continue reading Are You Thinking About Quitting?
The Author goes live on Amazon Thursday, October 25th. In the meantime, I hope you'll read Cristian's review. If you'd also like to write a review, please do let me know! 🙂 By the way, sorry James Cudney for stealing your pic for this featured image ;P How far would you go to rebuild the… Continue reading Review of my debut novel, The Author, by book reviewer Cristian Mihai📚😍🎃
Make your own kind of music. Sing your own special song. Make your own kind of music, even if nobody else sings along.
Visit mine if you'd like--but depending upon which door you knock, I can't promise you'll leave.
"If money is where you find happiness, you'll always be poor." -NF, Remember This Success: 1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors;the accomplishment of one's goals. 2. attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. Everyone seems to be constantly searching for something to make them feel whole; something to give them a sense of achievement and positive progress. I'm not saying it's a bad… Continue reading What is Success to you?
Preview the first few chapters of James J. Cudney’s novel, Watching Glass Shatter, now on Amazon and Goodreads!
I am very excited to announce that Watching Glass Shatter is officially available for purchase on Amazon at: http://mybook.to/WGS. It will be available as an electronic read for the next few weeks, followed by physical copies in November. I also have an author page at Amazon that you can follow, and I would love your feedback on the content. I will be sending a small Amazon/Kindle version content update by end of week with a few extra pages / fixes if already purchased it this week.
Please look at both the author page and the book page — every click and purchase counts to help get this book to the top of its categories so other people can view, purchase and read it. If you purchase the book, I’d love a review on both Amazon and Goodreads, as well as your blog and any other platform you are interested…
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Every night, It's like I put a gun to my head, pull the trigger, and let everything from inside spew freely onto that page.