If given the opportunity, meet your idols and gush like the village idiot. Some...– BEA tips from Shelf Awareness (via rachelfershleiser) Love this tip. I gush at my idols whenever possible. Everyone likes to hear that their work has made an impression. And these are writers, after all, who almost never get recognized on the street. Give them some glory!
I also am a big fan of the episode where Ray pushes Donna down the stairs. And...– Tori Spelling on ‘Donna Martin Graduates’ — Vulture
Ted Thompson: Where Fiction Comes From (An Open... →
thompsonted: Dear Mom and Dad, I had imagined writing something like this by hand or on the typewriter and sending it to you as an old-fashioned letter, folded like a bookmark in a bound copy of the galleys, and maybe I still will, but as I was washing the dishes the other night it occurred to me that… Love this, Ted.
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SEE A Lot of Sorrow What: As part of artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s installation, The National plays their heart-wrenching song “Sorrow” for six hours straight (that’s approximately 103 times by our calculations). Why: Take the proverbial knife and twist, all in the name of art. When: Sun., noon-6 p.m. Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Long Island City. Tickets ($15)...
I wanted to drown the people I knew who had sold their books—I wanted to torture...– Rookie » When Good Things Happen to Other People I write about some jealousy realness for Rookie.
persuasive2appreciation asked: I have a very funny kitten picture. A baby thinks a poor wee kitty is a chew toy. My question... do you like seeing new photos about cats or just chocolate questions? I have seen several movies with Chocolate in the title. Two of which had the same title but were very very different movies. Do you prefer bitter sweet, dark, milk, or white chocolate?
23 Blondes Turned Brunette: A Slideshow Inspired... →
They forgot Laura Lamont!
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Powell's Books: “I believe that if, at the end,... →
powells: “I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We…
I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I...– Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights Monday First Sentences | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week (via classicpenguin) I do love that Mr. Heathcliff.
Occasionally, I have students who want to be rock stars. They have started a...– Dan Chaon (via mttbll) THIS. (via readandbreathe) OH HELL YEAH MOFO. DAN CHAON LAYS IT DOWN.
Iris Blasi: Tina Roth Eisenberg's 11 Rules for... →
irisblasi: 1.) Invest Your Life in What You Love . “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work & his play.” —L.P. Jacks 2.) Embrace Enthusiasm. Don’t be afraid to show your joy. No one looks stupid when they’re having fun. 3.) Don’t complain. Make things better. ”The best way to complain is to make things.” —James Murphy This is wonderful....