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Finding the ideal working habits that will allow me to write as consistently as possible is always something I’m exploring as a writer.As I’ve said before, I try to make it a habit to write first thing in the morning. It helps me to focus and ensure that I’m getting my writing done.I love ing about my favorite writers and what writing habits led to their success. Below, I share with you some of my favorite writers’ work habits … and it’s obvious that there’s no single way to success. Some like to write a certain number of words or pages every day, others were happy to write a page or a sentence. Some liked to write long-hand, others did it on index cards. Some wrote standing up, others lying down.There’s no one way that works. Do what works for you (and share it in the comments!). But maybe you’ll get some inspiration from these greats, as I have.1. Stephen King.In his book On Writing, King says that he writes 10 pages a day without fail, even on holidays. That’s a lot of writing each day, and it has led to some incredible results: King is one of the most prolific writers of our time.2. Ernest Hemingway.By contrast with King, “Papa” Hemingway wrote 500 words a day. That’s not bad, though. Hemingway, like me, woke early to write to avoid the heat and to write in peace and quiet. Interestingly, though Hemingway is famous for his alcoholism, he said he never wrote while drunk.3. Vladimir Nabokov.The author of such great novels as Lolita, Pale Fire and Ada did his writing standing up, and all on index cards. This allowed him to write scenes non-sequentially, as he could re-arrange the cards as he wished. His novel Ada took up more than 2,000 cards.4. Truman Capote.The author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood” claimed to be a “completely horizontal author.” He said he had to write lying down, in bed or on a couch, with a cigarette and coffee. The coffee would switch to tea, then sherry, then martinis, as the day wore on. He wrote his first and second drafts in longhand, in pencil. And even his third draft, done on a typewriter, would be done in bed — with the typewriter balanced on his knees.5. Philip Roth.One of the greatest living American writers, Roth works standing up, pacing around as he thinks. He claimed to walk half a mile for every page he writes. He separates his work life from personal life, and doesn’t write where he lives — he has a studio built away from his house. He works at a lectern that doesn’t face the view of his studio window, to avoid distraction.6. James Joyce.In the pantheon of great writers of the last century, Joyce looms large. And while more prolific writers set themselves a word or page limit, Joyce prided himself in taking his time with each sentence. A famous story has a friend asking Joyce in the street if he’d had a good day writing. Yes, Joyce replied happily. How much had he written? Three sentences, Joyce told him.7. Joyce Carol Oates.This extremely prolific writer (see her bibliography on her Wikipedia page!) has won numerous awards, including the National Book Award. She writes in longhand, and while she doesn’t have a formal schedule, she says she prefers to write in the morning, before breakfast. She’s a creative writing professor, and on the days she teaches, she says she writes for an hour or 45 minutes before leaving for her first class. On other days, when the writing is going well, she can work for hours without a break — and has breakfast at 2 or 3 in the afternoon!What are your writing habits? Share in the comments! /200901/60173。

  • Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.在美国,感恩节是一个感谢恩赐,家庭团聚,合家欢宴的日子;是一个家家餐桌上都有火鸡、填料、南瓜馅饼的日子;是一个充满了印第安玉米、假日游行和巨型气球的日子。 The Pilgrims who sailed to this country aboard the Mayflower were originally members of the English Separatist Church (a Puritan sect). They had earlier fled their home in England and sailed to Holland (The Netherlands) to escape religious persecution. There, they enjoyed more religious tolerance, but they eventually became disenchanted with the Dutch way of life, thinking it ungodly. Seeking a better life, the Separatists negotiated with a London stock company to finance a pilgrimage to America. Most of those making the trip aboard the Mayflower were non-Separatists, but were hired to protect the company's interests. Only about one-third of the original colonists were Separatists. 乘"五月花"来到这个国度的旅行者(朝圣者)原本是英国分离者地下教会清教徒,他们的家在英国,因不堪忍受国内的宗教迫害,他们逃亡到荷兰。在荷兰,他们享受了更多的宗教信仰自由,但最终却意识到在荷兰的这种生活方式是对他们的主的亵渎。为了寻求更好的生活,他们与伦敦贸易公司协商,由该公司资助他们到美国。在这趟旅途中,船上只有大约1/3的乘客是清教徒,其他大多数人并非分离派清教徒,而是公司雇佣来保护其利益的人员(契约奴)。 The Pilgrims set ground at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. Their first winter was devastating. At the beginning of the following fall, they had lost 46 of the original 102 who sailed on the Mayflower. But the harvest of 1621 was a bountiful one. And the remaining colonists decided to celebrate with a feast -- including 91 Indians who had helped the Pilgrims survive their first year. It is believed that the Pilgrims would not have made it through the year without the help of the natives. The feast was more of a traditional English harvest festival than a true "thanksgiving" observance. It lasted three days. 1620年12月11日,旅行者们在"普利茅斯石"登陆。他们的第一个冬季是灾难性的,第二年秋天来临时,原来的102名乘客只剩下56人。但1621年他们获得了大丰收,这些幸存的殖民者们决定和帮助他们度过困难的91名印第安人一起飨宴庆祝。他们相信,若没有当地居民的帮助,他们是不可能度过这一年的。这次节日的盛宴不仅仅是一个"感恩"仪式,它更像英国传统的丰收庆典。庆典持续了三天。 Governor William Bradford sent "four men fowling" after wild ducks and geese. It is not certain that wild turkey was part of their feast. However, it is certain that they had venison. The term "turkey" was used by the Pilgrims to mean any sort of wild fowl. 总督布雷德福派了“四人捕鸟队”去捕捉野鸭和野鹅。我们现在并不能确定是否有野生火鸡在当时的筵席上,但筵席上肯定有鹿肉。当时,朝圣者用 "火鸡"一词来代表各种野禽。 Another modern staple at almost every Thanksgiving table is pumpkin pie. But it is unlikely that the first feast included that treat. The supply of flour had been long diminished, so there was no b or pastries of any kind. However, they did eat boiled pumpkin, and they produced a type of fried b from their corn crop. There was also no milk, cider, potatoes, or butter. There was no domestic cattle for dairy products, and the newly-discovered potato was still considered by many Europeans to be poisonous. But the feast did include fish, berries, watercress, lobster, dried fruit, clams, venison, and plums. 现在,几乎每家感恩节餐桌上都有南瓜馅饼――感恩节的另一种主食。但在当年的第一次庆典上却不可能有这种食品。因为面粉奇缺,所以面包、馅饼、糕点等食物都没有。但他们却吃了煮南瓜,并用收获的玉米制成了一种油炸面包。也没有牛奶、苹果酒、土豆和黄油。没有驯养的奶牛,自然没有牛奶;而新发现的土豆被很多欧洲人认为是有毒的。第一次庆典上有鱼、草莓、豆瓣菜、龙虾、干果、蛤、鹿肉、李子等。 /200904/67325。
  • Eat Fiber 多吃高纤维食品Unrefined foods, especially those that are high in fiber, stimulate appetite-suppressing hormones and make you feel full.多吃粗粮,尤其高纤维食品。因为他们能产生抑制食欲激素,容易有饱腹感。Brush Your Teeth 勤刷牙Take a break from that ice cream to brush. The flavor change helps you resist eating more.品尝冰激凌时,小憩片刻,刷刷牙。口腔环境的改变,增强你对美味的抵抗力。Be Consistent 良好的饮食习惯Eating breakfast and regularly scheduled meals keeps hormone levels steady and quashes hunger pangs.吃早饭,饮食规律。这样做有助于稳住食欲,不至于让饥饿感吞噬了你。Slow down 细嚼慢咽It takes a while for the brain to realize that the stomach is stretching. Eating slowly gives the brain time to catch on.大脑需要一段时间才能收到"吃饱了"的消息。慢慢吃,留点时间给大脑。 The Atkins Diet 艾特金斯饮食法Philosophy:Cut carbohydrates-they make you hungrier. Load up on fats and proteins.How It Works: When the body takes in very few carbs, it gets its energy by burning fat instead of carbs. This occurs when the liver turns stored fat into chemicals called ketones, which are used for fuel (and can give you less-than-fresh breath).Downside:Long-term adherance. It's hard to stick to a diet that restricts such a big chunk of the food pyramid.关键词 减少碳水化合物摄入-这样你容易有饥饿感。摄入更多脂肪和蛋白质。原理:当人体碳水化合物摄入不足时,它从脂肪燃烧中获得能量,取代原来的碳水化合物。这时肝脏将体内储存的脂肪转化为酮类化学物质,它常常用来做燃料。(从而产生一种呼吸不畅的感觉).缺点:长期节食,严格限制食物金字塔中基础食物的摄入,困难。 The Weight Watchers Diet 卡路里饮食法Philosophy: Portion control. Nothing is off-limits, but everything must be in moderation.How It Works: Smaller portions mean fewer calories are taken in, so less fat gets stored. A point system assigns a value to portions of all sorts of foods to help tabulate-and limit-daily consumption. To lose half a kilogram a week, you generally need to consume 500 fewer calories a day.Downside:Hunger. Small portions can leave stomachs growling.关键词:食量控制。食物不受控制,但限制摄入量。原理:较少食量,降低摄入热量,减少脂肪囤积。食物卡路里表标明了每种食物的热量值,据此将每日摄入食物做成表格,便于控制。如果想一周减1斤,通常你每天吸收的热量得低于500 卡。缺点:饥饿。吃得少,你的胃会很难受。The Ornish Diet 素食饮食法Philosophy:Kiss meat goodbye. Cutdown on fats and simple carbs like sugar and alcohol.How It Works:At nine calories per gram, fat is more than twice as dense as protein and carbs. Thus dieters can consume the same amount of food but still lose weight if they eat less fat. Focusing on complex carbs like whole grains helps stabilize blood sugar, and lots of fiber increases satiety.Downside:Strictness. Giving up meat is hard, but no fatty nuts or avocados? Sheesh.关键词:和肥肉说再见。减少脂肪和简单碳水化合物(比如糖、酒精)摄入。原理:每克肥肉的热量为9大卡,是蛋白质和碳水化合物的两倍多。所以节食者如果少吃肉,即使吃同样份量的其他事物,也能减轻体重。多吃复合碳水化合物,比如全麦食品能够平稳血糖A,高纤维食品能够提高饱腹感。缺点:不折不扣的实施困难。或者你还可选择不吃坚果或者鳄梨?天哪,太恐怖了! /200911/88137。
  • The Supper Club, San Francisco, Calif. 晚餐俱乐部 (圣弗朗西斯科,加利福尼亚州)   Designed to enlighten all five of your senses, this 11,000-square-foot Dutch restaurant is unlike any other dining experience you will encounter. After being tucked into your bed/dinner table for your meal by a performance artist/waiter, you’ll spend four hours dining and being serenaded by drag queens (and kings), getting rubdowns from a masseur, and wowed by acrobats.   走进这间占地11000平方英尺的荷兰餐馆,你的五个感觉器官都会被调动起来,因为它与你去过的其他餐馆都截然不同。在被装扮成演员的务生领到餐位后,你会在这里度过4个小时的时光,吃饭的同时,耳边回响着小夜曲,享受着务,还可以观看杂技表演。 /200909/84990。
  • All ears were listening to President-elect Barack Obama's victory speech this week but fashion-watchers were looking closely at his wife Michelle's dress -- and the verdict was not so good.Despite comparisons during the campaign to stylish 1960s first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Michelle Obama was derided in opinion polls for her choice of a black and neon-red dress from Narciso Rodriguez's spring 2009 y-to-wear collection.In an online poll by USA Today, 65 percent of more than 10,000 ers believed the Harvard-educated corporate lawyer and future first lady "had an off day" and 35 percent said "She looks fantastic as always."An online poll by People magazine mirrored those results, while a Los Angeles Times online poll found 45 percent hated the dress and 34 percent loved it."The normally impeccable Michelle O made a questionable choice for her husband's historic election night victory," wrote Lesley Scott, editor of fashion and lifestyle blog http://www.fashiontribes.com . "It's less than flattering.""However, every fashionista worth her salt takes risks," Scott said, "which means the occasional misstep."Not everyone disliked Obama's choice, which was shown on the catwalk only two months ago and is not yet available in stores. New York magazine hailed Obama for being able to hold her own against France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former supermodel."We have a feeling she'll continue to mix affordable pieces with designer pieces as First Lady, but this wardrobe choice proves this woman knows fashion and we have an exciting four years of political fashion ahead of us," the magazine said."What will she choose for the inaugural ball? The suspense is so exciting! And you know what else is great about this? We don't have to envy France for Carla Bruni anymore!"Interest in Obama's fashion has soared since she won particular praise for the purple sheath dress and black belt she wore in June when her husband clinched the nomination as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate.While Republican candidate John McCain's wife Cindy and his vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin drew criticism for their high-end wardrobes, Obama won fans for affordable style.Obama wore a 0 dress on "The View" talk show, which became an instant hit. For "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" last week, she donned an outfit from chain store J.Crew.Obama aly has a fashion track record, appearing in Vogue and being named twice on Vanity Fair's international best-dressed list. 美国总统当选人巴拉克#8226;奥巴马上周在大选中获胜后,人们都在“洗耳恭听”他的胜选演说,但时尚观察家们却把目光投向了他的夫人米歇尔当晚穿的那条裙子上,鉴定结果是:不太理想。在竞选期间,米歇尔曾被认为可与20世纪60年代的美国前第一夫人杰奎琳#8226;肯尼迪相媲美。但相关民调显示,米歇尔当晚穿的那件黑红裙装却被批没品味。这条裙子是纳西索#8226;罗德里格“2009春季时装秀”上的新款。《今日美国》开展的一项共有1万多人参加的在线民调显示,超过65%的人认为这位哈佛大学毕业的企业律师及未来的第一夫人“那天穿得很糟糕”,35%的人认为“她和往常一样出色”。美国《人物》杂志的一项在线调查得出了类似结论;《洛杉矶时报》的在线调查显示,45%的受访者不喜欢米歇尔当天穿的那条裙子,34%的人觉得还不错。“时尚部落”网站(http://www.fashiontribes.com)的时尚生活客编辑莱利斯#8226;斯科特在客中写道:“在她丈夫历史性的大选胜利之夜,一向很会穿的米歇尔选择的裙装不太合适,让人不敢恭维。”“不过,任何一位时尚人士都要冒险,也就是说她们偶尔也会失误。”但并非所有人都不喜欢米歇尔当晚的穿着,《纽约》杂志盛赞米歇尔敢于坚持自己的路线,并没有去模仿法国第一夫人、前超级名模卡拉#8226;布吕尼。米歇尔当晚穿的那条连衣裙两个月前刚在时装秀上展示过,目前还没有上市。《纽约》杂志评价说:“我们有一种感觉,她在成为第一夫人后,会继续她的平民和大牌混搭路线,但恰恰就是这种穿衣风格明她懂时尚,我们期待未来四年激动人心的政界时尚风。”“米歇尔在奥巴马的就职仪式上会穿什么呢?这个悬念真让人激动!知道还有什么让我们兴奋的吗?我们再也不用羡慕法国人拥有卡拉#8226;布吕尼了!”今年6月,在奥巴马接受民主党总统候选人提名的仪式上,米歇尔凭一件紫色紧身套裙和一条黑腰带赢得盛赞,此后人们对她的时尚品味兴趣大增。共和党总统候选人约翰·麦凯恩的夫人辛迪和他的竞选伙伴佩林因过于奢侈的穿衣风格受到批评,而米歇尔则因走平民路线而大受欢迎。米歇尔在做客脱口秀节目“The View”时穿的一条价值仅150美元的裙子曾引发一阵抢购风。在上周的一档节目《杰#8226;雷诺今夜脱口秀》上,她穿的那套套裙来自J.Crew.连锁店。米歇尔在时尚界早已小有名气,她曾登上《时尚》杂志封面,并两度入选《名利场》杂志全球最佳穿着名人榜。 /200811/55794。
  • 《赛末点》红唇撩人【男女主角】“亨利八世”乔纳森·梅耶斯VS“性感新贵”斯嘉丽·约翰逊【双语台词】Chris Wilton: Has anyone told you you have very sensual lips? 克里斯:有没有人说过你的嘴唇很性感?【哄人要点】并不是所有女生都爱听这样露骨的褒奖。如果你认为自己有“亨利八世”的迷离眼神,对方有斯嘉丽的性感气质,那么就请便咯。 /200905/69738。
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