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  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    

werkvakantie

foto kaapverdie sbtextHeerlijke vakantie gehad in Kaapverdië. Ik heb er een artikel over geschreven voor Yacht Vision Magazine. Tijdens mijn reis bezocht ik de eilanden Sante Antao en Sao Vicente. Daar kun je prachtig wandelen, maar je kunt er ook fantastisch zeilen.

Het schrijven van dit reisverhaal stelde me voor twee grote uitdagingen. Hoe maak ik hier een verhaal van 1600 woorden over terwijl ik er een boek over zou kunnen schrijven en hoe maak ik een keus uit de triljoen foto’s die ik daar gemaakt heb? Niet alleen schrijven is schrappen. Foto’s kiezen ook.