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What is the first question of a writer?
Read about this in Ellopos' introductory note: The vigilance of a specific and strict discipline (Margin: Exploring the fiction)
Do I need to read a lot of books - or even one?
Listen to Plato's answer : Books can be your worst enemies (Margin: Yeats, The Scholars)
Who can be my advisor? What should I do first? I have many questions, but no answer! I feel alone. Should I believe in God? How do I escape conventions? How can I know the real quality?
Listen to Rilke answering all of this in his Letter to a young poet (Margin: We don't know ourselves!)
Is poetry a form of immitation, and is this 'natural'?
Read Aristotle's observations on The birth of poetry (Margin: John Keats, Art of communication)
Do I need to smoke?
Why do we smoke, really? (Introducing Allen Carr's, My experience of smoking)