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It was a Dark and Stormy Night. | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Inviting all Indie Authors to stroll with me down memory lane….

It was a Dark and Stormy Night. | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

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Thomas Hardy Advises Robert Graves

gravesAs we walked around the garden, Hardy paused at a spot near the greenhouse. He had once been pruning a tree here when an idea for a story suddenly entered his head. The best story he had ever conceived, and it came complete with characters, setting, and even some of the dialogue. But not having pencil or paper with him, and wanting to finish his pruning before the weather broke, he took no notes. By the time he sat down at his table to recall the story, all was utterly gone. ‘Always carry a pencil and paper,’ he said, adding: ‘Of course, even if I remembered that story now, I couldn’t write it. I’m past novel-writing. But I often wonder what it can have been.’
~ Good-bye to All That, Chapter XXVIII

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Thomas Hardy: Novelist, poet, playwright, author of short stories. (Source: Library of Congress.)

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A Declaration for Independents.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Upon the conclusion of a season dedicated to examining the true nature of Writing as Art and The 7 Reasonable Rules that govern it, we close this celebration of Artistic Independence with the publication of a MinutaCarta for Independent Author-Publishers:

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WHEREAS the publishing industry has falsely classified Writing as a craft, over which it has asserted its control of Writing subjects, styles and sales, when, in fact, Writing is a true Art, beholden only to the subjective assessment of its Patron, the Reader; Authors, as Independent Artists, hereby embrace the Freedom and purpose of Written Art to Communicate, and declare that the intangible Art of Writing is Independent from the rules of tangible crafts.

WE HOLD that the Art of Writing – whether Fiction or Non-fiction, Prose or Poetry – has the right to be governed only by The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Excellent Spelling: because the…

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