- Don't you think His Highness Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur would make a great Mahj in The Necklace? He's thoroughly modern too. He just offered an apartment in his family's City Palace in Jaipur on Airbnb. You can stay there for a cool $8,000 a night. #padmanabhsingh #jaipur #jaipurcitypalace #booktomovie #writersofinstagram #maharajaWriting is just an extreme form of reading. Taking a close look at the plot of the book that's on everyone's list. A marvel of creation by one of the most illuminating writers working now. Using post-its to track the beats/scenes. Prepping my next class this Tuesday on plot. Join us @cuyahogalib @tanehisipcoates #thewaterdancer @oprahsbookclub #amreading #amwriting #writersofinstagramTeaching allows me to take time away from the writing to think specifically about the work- to distill my thoughts about what I do and why and try to make them accessible for fellow writers. For the next 12 weeks, every other Tuesday evening, I'll be delving into an aspect of the work. Join me at the Skirball Writing Center of the @cuyahogalib It's free but requires registration. You can sign up for one or all six. We'll be adding tools to your writer's toolbox and we'll be going deep. http://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/2202680 #writersofinstagram #amwriting #amreading #writingtips #writingcommunityWe all have holes in our reading. Those classics of the canon. Books we've heard so much about we feel like we've read them. We pick them up because people we live with or people whose taste we trust are adamant about them. When we take them up to the register the bookseller says, "oh good ones." Then we take them home and can't put them down. Then we understand. #amreading #amwriting #victorfrankl #louiseerdrich #writersofinstagram"In the face of the increasingly materialist and pragmatic orientation of our age...it would not be eccentric in the future to contemplate a society in which those who live for the pleasures of the mind will no longer have the right to demand their place in the sun. The writer, the thinker, the dreamer, the poet, the metaphysician, the observer ... he who tries to solve a riddle or to pass judgement will become an anachronistic figure, destined to disappear from the face of the earth like the ichthyosaur and the mammoth." Surrealist painter Giorgio di Chirico, early 20th cent. #surrealism #amwriting #writersofinstagram @jennitaur #howtodonothingMind expanding summer reads who are bon amis. Costalegre fictionalizes #peggyguggenheim relationship with her daughter in an imagined Mexico fleeing WWII with an entourage of surrealist artists. What if you had to compete with art for your mother's love and attention? And what if you pretty much lost? Reading the Letters,Dreams,and Other Writings of surrealist painter #remediosvaro had me viewing the world through a deliciously off-kilter filter. @cbmaum #amreading #writersofinstagram #surrealism #summerreading
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Author Archives: Claire McMillan
I can’t listen to music while I write, but I find myself listening to songs over and over again in the car, in the kitchen and will suddenly realize they’re about what I’m working on. Nothing is ever directly one-for-one … Continue reading
Coming July 4. If you’d like more info, click here The Necklace
So thrilled that Touchstone/Simon&Schuster will be publishing my second novel, The Necklace, out next summer 2017. Could not be happier to be working with them again.
Reading at the Mount was beyond all dreams! I’m so honored to have been invited to speak and read from Gilded Age in Edith Wharton’s home. The house is elegant and the grounds lush and groomed, but I think I … Continue reading
The paperback edition of Gilded Age has arrived, and she is a beauty. Check it out! Still available from all the usual suspects.