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Encouragement for the Alternative Narrative…

June 6, 2014
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There is encouragement for the many writers, struggling with their ‘alternative’ narratives this week. Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, has won the Baileys book prize.

See link:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/04/eimear-mcbride-baileys-womens-prize-for-fiction

With a unique style of language and her tenacity in submitting her work for nearly ten years, Eimear has now been recognized for her ‘hurtling, comma-free voice of an unnamed narrator.’ Interestingly, although the book has won praise from literary critics, it has the lowest Amazon star rating.

Is there a lesson here? Should we not be so focused on ‘ratings’?

As a multi-genre author, I delve into all types of writing – it is part of my journey. Here are a couple of quotes reflecting that:

Charlie

 

Orson

 

FunDay

So what shall we do as a prompt? How about you create your own writing inspired quote?

 

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