Brenda Ueland, journalist, editor and writer was born on this day, 24 October 1891, and died in 1985She was a pioneer in creative writing, best known for her guide on writing “If You Want To Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit” (1938).According to her every human being is able to write well: “This… Read More Inspiration

When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize

On 23 October 1958 Boris Pasternak (1890 – 1960) was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition.”Pasternak accepted the award, but was later forced to decline it by Soviet authorities who had banned… Read More When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize