sábado, 28 de junio de 2014

¿Por qué gustan tanto las novelas trágicas?

Diálogo con la hija de 14 de mi ex : 
Yo : ¿Por que te gustan tanto esa novelas trágicas ? 
Ella :Porque a los protagonistas les pasan cosas terribles,. No salen de una tragedia y les pasa otra . Es como que se dan cuenta de qué injusto es el mundo . Están tan bajoneados que no ven todo lo malo que les va pasando ..y por eso siguen adelante, luchando . Por ahí tienen una novia o un amigo de aliado. Y con ellos enfrentan problemas mayores . Y quizás tambien pueden perder a ese aliado. Pero un problema mayor los saca del problema anterior . No pueden ni hacer el duelo, por seguir para adelante . Al conectarse con otros perdedores entienden cosas que ya vivieron y ven que pueden ir superándolas . Por ejemplo, un personaje pierde al hermano y a la madre, pero le queda el papá y por él sí pueden hacer algo . Y tiran para adelante,por él. O sea, te enseñan que lo importante en la vida es , pase lo que pase, seguir moviéndote para adelante. Lo importante es HACER , no parar de hacer cosas .
( Y yo anotando en una servilleta lo que me contaba la pequeña gurú )

martes, 13 de mayo de 2014

http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/being-a-writer-expectations-vs-reality

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

For everyone who has 20 pages of the next Great American Novel. Or two pages. Any pages, really.posted on 

1. Expectation: Woo-hoo! You’re armed with an MFA and you are going to write the s*%t out of your first book!

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: You don’t actually have anything to write about yet.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

2. Expectation: Once you’ve gotten started, you’ll work on your book nonstop, fueled by creative passion.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Your moments of creative passion will come at odd times and may require liquid or food reinforcements.

Reality: Your moments of creative passion will come at odd times and may require liquid or food reinforcements.

3. Expectation: Using a vintage typewriter will turn you into a truly authentic writer.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Typewriters are THE WORST.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

4. Expectation: Your technology will never fail you! Your MacBook is your best friend.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Let’s talk again the first time you lose your ENTIRE book and NO, YOU DIDN’T BACK UP, thanks for asking.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
But guess what! When you rewrite it, it’ll be better than it was the first time.

5. Expectation: This is your idea of a “working writer.”

Expectation: This is your idea of a "working writer."
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Reality: This is what many a working writer looks like.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
But you wouldn’t be a real writer if you didn’t struggle a bit… or something… right?

6. Expectation: You are confident that you have what it takes to make it.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Writing is the hardest thing ever!

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
(But don’t give up!)

7. Expectation: You’ll become part of an inspiring community of writers who all support each other and love each other.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Maybe don’t expect anyone to hold your hand.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

8. Expectation: You’ll wake up bright and early every morning, totally ready to spend the next eight hours immersed in the world of your story.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: You really can’t work without Freedom, the app popular with writers that shuts off your WiFi connection for a certain amount of time.

Reality: You really can't work without Freedom, the app popular with writers that shuts off your WiFi connection for a certain amount of time.
(Of course, that doesn’t stop you from checking email and Twitter on your phone. Alas.)

9. Expectation: Once you’ve gotten a draft of your novel, you’re fairly certain you’ve written the nextInfinite Jest.

Expectation: Once you've gotten a draft of your novel, you're fairly certain you've written the next Infinite Jest .

Reality: You’ve written something that is in fact completely confusing. And now you have to revise for, like, a million years.

Reality: You've written something that is in fact completely confusing. And now you have to revise for, like, a million years.

10. Expectation: You’ll have a book deal in no time because your idea “is better than 99% of the other ideas out there.”

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Many weird ideas will sell before yours. Some may even be written by your friends.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
Just stay cool and keep working. And buy your friend’s book, because you’d want them to buy yours.

11. Expectation: As a writer, you will have a special and beautiful space in which you craft your beauteous prose.

Expectation: As a writer, you will have a special and beautiful space in which you craft your beauteous prose.

Reality: You never use that room. This is how you do all your writing.

Reality: You never use that room. This is how you do all your writing.
See No. 2. Hey, when inspiration strikes, your laptop doesn’t care if you haven’t brushed your teeth yet.

12. Expectation: Your friends will give you honest critiques of your work.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: They just might.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
That actually means they’re really good friends. “It was so good!” is never helpful.

13. Expectation: Even if you haven’t had your big break yet, you’ll still live like a writer and practice your craft every day.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: You feel guilty about how little you’ve written, so instead you take to Instagram to make it seem like you’ve just banged out 2,000 words.

Reality: You feel guilty about how little you've written, so instead you take to Instagram to make it seem like you've just banged out 2,000 words.

14. Expectation: You’ll just start a blog, it’ll become super popular, and you won’t even have to find an agent! They’ll call you!

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
OK, so you probably know this isn’t true. But you still dream about it happening.

Reality: You’ll have to write a detailed proposal, or write your whole book first before you start querying agents. And then, you will find that it takes many, many emails and time.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
But once you do find your agent, you will be obsessed with her! Yippee!

15. Expectation: Your daydreams of sharing your work at literary salons or at readings look like this.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Reading in public is a huge, huge deal, and you need to psyche yourself up to do it.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

16. Expectation: Once you’ve gotten one book under your belt, you’ll decamp to Paris for a bit and write from a rooftop garret.

Expectation: Once you've gotten one book under your belt, you'll decamp to Paris for a bit and write from a rooftop garret.

Reality: Maybe settle for a month in Paris in an Airbnb rental that looks vaguely like the 1998 Ikea catalog instead.

Reality: Maybe settle for a month in Paris in an Airbnb rental that looks vaguely like the 1998 Ikea catalog instead.

17. Expectation: You are going to be the voice of your generation.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: If you work hard enough, you may be A voice of A generation.

Being A Writer: Expectations Vs. Reality
So get back to work, young scribes!