OGNW is a newish literary organization based out Seattle, Washington. I highly recommend those of you in the city and the surrounding area to come to one of their readings or attend one of their free writer’s workshops. Why? Because when was the last time you ever received writing advice at that cost?
Ancestor, my old incarnation, O Palinurus Vulgaris, the Venetian red crawfish, langouste, or rock-lobster, whether feeding on the spumy Mauretanian Banks, or undulating– southward to Teneriffe, northward to Sicily– in the systole and diastole of the wave: free me from guilt and fear, free me from guilt and fear, dapple-plated scavenger of the resounding sea!
from The Unquiet Grave
Dostoevsky’s characters ask us to share something deeper than their experiences. They convey to us a sensation that is partially physical– the sensation of sinking into a translucent globe and seeing our experience floating far above us on it’s surface, tiny, remote, yet ours.
E.M. Forester from Aspects of the Novel