Sabaa Tahir

YA Author, Musichead, Book Junkie

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Monday Morning Beats

Here Comes the Night Time by Arcade Fire. Wooo! 22 Minutes of Arcade Fire being weird and awesome!
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Friday Top Five: Books About Writing

1. On Writing by Stephen King  I had a thousand people recommend this one to me and finally picked it up a couple of years ago. It’s no-nonsense and highly-relatable, but somehow manages to be encouraging at the same time. Excellent reading for when you’re struggling with your writing.2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott  This book is like sitting down to coffee with someone older, wiser and unafraid to speak truths. Lamott gets it—it’s as simple ...
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“I’ve got a little bit longer (I’ve got a ways to go)”

I was reading The Song of Achilles a few months back and was stunned to see that the author, Madeline Miller, worked on the book for 10 years. Ten years. Most marriages don’t last that long. But if a story is just right, then for a dedicated author, the time flies by. Case in point: I thought of my book idea six years ago. I’ve worked on it non-stop for four years. And only in the past month did I start seeing the first returns on all that ...