Author Archive

“Why should you read Flannery O´Connor?” Iseult Gillespie

15 April 2019

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[Flannery O´Connor, short story writer]


“No te enamores de una mujer” …

14 April 2019

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red dress, mantina

[Fotografía: Pérez-Hilton]

En la red del pájaro azul una mujer compartía esta poesía de otra mujer

[Gracias, Dámaris Espinoza, @DamEspinoz1]





No te enamores de una mujer que lee

Martha Rivera-Garrido

“No te enamores de una mujer que lee,

de una mujer que siente demasiado,

de una mujer que escribe…

No te enamores de una mujer culta, maga, delirante, loca.

No te enamores de una mujer que piensa,

que sabe lo que sabe y además sabe volar;

una mujer segura de sí misma.


Lea el poema completo aquí:

“No te enamores de una mujer que lee”




Escribir literatura (consejos de escritores)

14 April 2019

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[Eliott Erwitt, fotógrafo]


Los consejos de los grandes autores de la Historia para mejorar tu escritura


“El Mundo”, 10/03/2019

“Con su nuevo libro, El sentido del estilo, Steven Pinker (Montreal, 1954) se une a una larga saga de autores que han tratado de poner negro sobre blanco sus ideas sobre los secretos de algo tan inaprensible como la buena prosa. La mayoría, como George Orwell o Ernest Hemingway, inciden en la sencillez como la clave para capturar la atención del lector. Otros, como Chuck Palahniuk, aconsejan que no minusvaloremos su inteligencia. Pero todos coinciden en una advertencia: el lector debe ser el principio y el fin de todos los pensamientos de un buen escritor.

GEORGE ORWELL Nunca uses una metáfora o un símil qué sueles ver por escrito Nunca uses una palabra larga si existe una alternativa más corta Si es posible eliminar una palabra, elimínala siempre Nunca uses la voz pasiva si puedes usar la activa Nunca uses una expresión extranjera, un vocablo científico o un elemento de jerga si puedes pensar en un equivalente cotidiano Rompe cualquiera de estas reglas antes de escribir algo que sea directamente bárbaro

STEPHEN KING Cuando escribes una historia, te estás contando a ti mismo una historia. Cuando reescribes, tu principal trabajo es quitar todas las cosas que no son la historia. Tus cosas empiezan siendo sólo para ti, pero luego dejan de estar en tus manos”


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consejos de los grandes autores

“El Mundo” (@elmundoes en Twitter)




Sade´s smooth jazz

13 April 2019

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[Helen Folasade Adu, aka Sade]



Great rules of writing (William Safire)

13 April 2019

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Great rules


Diez reglas de oro para comportarse en sociedad (

13 April 2019

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(@protocolo_org en Twitter)

10 reglas de oro para comportase en sociedad
“Es posible que diez reglas no sean suficientes para ver de forma exhaustiva todo lo que abarca el tema de la etiqueta social y los buenos modales. Pero son una importante base en la que situarse para quedar como una persona bien educada.

1. Saber saludar. El saludo es un gesto de cortesía que debe hacerse a todo el mundo, con independencia del grado de cercanía que se tenga. El saludo puede variar en función de esta “relación” de cercanía.

2. Saber presentar. Social o laboralmente es preciso hacer presentaciones de personas que no se conocen entre sí, bien sea en una fiesta o celebración, o bien sea en una reunión de trabajo.

3. Saber hablar. Las conversaciones son un eje importante en la relaciones sociales o laborales. Hay que saber cómo y de qué hablar.

4. Saber escuchar. Si es importante saber hablar, es tanto o más importante saber escuchar. Estar atento a lo que dicen los demás. Remarcamos, saber escuchar que no es lo mismo que oír.

5. Saber vestir adecuadamente. El vestuario es la mejor tarjeta de presentación de una persona. Cambiar un mala primera impresión es bastante difícil. Hay que saber vestir de forma correcta en función del qué, cómo, cuándo y dónde.

6. Ser puntual. La puntualidad dicen “es la cortesía de los reyes”. Ser impuntual significa hacer esperar a otras personas, hacerlas perder un tiempo que no deberían malgastar en esa espera. Es una gran falta de cortesía y de educación.”





El fracaso de Leonardo (Christian Gálvez)

11 April 2019

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[Christian Gálvez, presentador de TV,

actor y escritor]

@ChristianG_7 en Twitter


Tips for career building reading (Jeff Larche)

10 April 2019

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Extract from:

“Tips for career building reading in 2018”



Jeff Larche:

“Let’s get started.-

To begin, I’ve put together tips on how to get the most value from your reading time. Let’s call it a Reading List User’s Guide.

Choose books as wisely as you choose friends. Author and entrepreneur Jim Rohn once wrote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The same can be said for the authors you welcome onto your bookshelf or into your Kindle. In many ways, I consider authors I respect actual friends. For instance, early in my career, when I had my own direct-response consultancy, I would silently thank Peter Senge for what he had taught me. I would walk into a potential client’s business for the first time and apply the knowledge I gleaned from reading his book The Fifth Discipline, which focuses on how organizations “learn to learn.” I would look around at office dynamics and know with surprising accuracy just how much of a “learning organization” I was observing. No company is perfect, but Senge had trained me to see the extent of each organization’s “learning disabilities”—and by extension, whether they would be good customers for what I was selling. Now, that’s a valuable friend!

Ask if popular books have truly earned their status. Good business books, like good speeches, should provide a strong mix of inspiration and education. Ask friends who have read a particular book what specifically they learned, or how they were moved. Listen closely to their answers. Much of the business world is ruled by groupthink, “FOMO” (fear of missing out) and trying to impress. Those impulses aren’t good enough reasons to read a book, even if it’s the one “everyone is reading.” It’s a surprisingly rare business book that deserves its popularity. I’m thinking of books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which rode best-seller lists for literally years, and remains one of the best-selling non-fiction books of all time.Don’t be put off if your friends talk more to inspiration than education. The same year I first read (and learned a ton from) “7 Habits,” I was also deeply inspired by a different book, called The One-to-One Future. It was in the very early days of CRM (customer relationship management). And boy, did it inspire! It literally caused me to change my career path, a decision that is one of the best of my life. Last year, I derived similar inspiration from another book, The Business Blockchain. I haven’t changed my career yet, but you never know! (And thanks to Accenture’s deep involvement in blockchain, a lateral move within our organization isn’t out of the question for me.)

Vary your reading diet widely. Non-fiction books don’t have to be formally about business to help you with your career. When I read Dr. Deborah Tannen’s You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, I realized that I wasn’t communicating clearly with roughly half the professional workforce (i.e., women!). By an embarrassing coincidence—and as though the world had a painful lesson to teach me—just as I was about to start the book, I nearly lost a client because she gave her instructions in something Tannen calls “rapport speak,” while I was hearing her through the filter of “report speak.” I screwed up an assignment and only realized how it happened after reading and internalizing the book. How’s that for valuable career advice!” (…)

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Chronological timeline of English literature (Oxford)

10 April 2019

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Year Event
c. 800
c. 950
c. 1300
c. 1340
c. 1367
c. 1375
c. 1387

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Advice on attitude in the classroom (Ronald R. Rodgers)

7 April 2019

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I have found some notes on good behaviour surfing on the internet. I was having a look at some texts written by Ronald R. Rodgers Ph.D., Associate Professor in Journalism, University of Florida (USA) when I discovered these lines about classroom rules.


WRITTEN by R. R. Rodgers


“Spring 2017

Dr. Ronald R. Rodgers

Late assignments: No assignment can be late under any circumstances. Work turned in late will not be accepted unless you have a legitimate and documented excuse.

Common courtesy: For heaven’s sake, turn off your cell phone! Please also observe other rules of common courtesy, such as not speaking to your classmates (or yourself) when others are making a presentation, not falling asleep in class, not scrolling the Web, etc.

Be Good: And I have to say this as part of our contract: You need to conduct yourself in a courteous manner both in and out of class when it comes to dealing with fellow students or your instructor. That means any rude, obstructive or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated, and manifestations of same will mean your ouster from the class. I have a zero-tolerance policy on this.” (…) 

-Extract from the website of Ronald R. Rodgers-

Ronald R. Rodgers´ profile




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