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booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.

(via feathers-of-hope)

hirxeth:

"Continue to fail. If you want to make art, you have to fail. And so, the hardest job is to fail better."
Adult world (2013) dir. Scott Coffey

hirxeth:

"Continue to fail. If you want to make art, you have to fail. And so, the hardest job is to fail better."

Adult world (2013) dir. Scott Coffey

(via indie-cinema)

(Source: persephonierose)

“Do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.” —Ira Glass, on writing
nprfreshair:

An essay from Lena Dunham's fortcoming memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, was released today in The New Yorker. It’s about growing up with various therapists. 
It opens: 

"I am eight, and I am afraid of everything. The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep."


Read the essay or hear Fresh Air’s most recent interview with Dunham. 

Photo of Little Lena found on Pinterest 

nprfreshair:

An essay from Lena Dunham's fortcoming memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, was released today in The New Yorker. It’s about growing up with various therapists. 

It opens: 

"I am eight, and I am afraid of everything. The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep."

Read the essay or hear Fresh Air’s most recent interview with Dunham

Photo of Little Lena found on Pinterest 

So You Wanna Be an Author? You Don’t Need an MFA to Get Published: the Cheapskate’s Master Post

justinaireland:

One of the pervasive myths throughout publishing, and one that I hate more than any other, is the belief that you need an MFA to get published. While an MFA can help you improve your writing/find your voice/make new friends it is NOT a magic publishing button. Sure it can help you find a job…

“The world may be broken, but hope is not crazy.”

John Green (via thedeeper)

From this video, not one of his books, FYI.

(Source: arthurconan, via epicjohngreenquotes)

doloresjaneumbridge:

Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 2 [Part 1]

(via theparadoxymoron)

“He grinned that infuriating grin and put on that cheesy, fucking Sixpence None the Richer song, the one from every 90s rom com ever. The singer’s voice is all whiny and high-pitched and begging, just begging to be kissed under a milky twilight or something even dumber than that. And I laughed. Loud. I stared at him like he was crazy. But then, right after the second chorus started, he kissed me so hard—all lips and warm breath and urgency— that I couldn’t even smile when he pulled away.
I grabbed his neck and pulled him back. I wanted him more than I’d ever wanted anything.
I’d never even kissed a girl before. And after that, I knew I never would.”

Logan (a character in my novel)

I’m re-working his voice, and I think I like what he’s sounding like now. But dammit, this is so hard.

maggie-stiefvater:

maggie-stiefvater:

Novelist error messages.

reblogging my own error messages because I’m laughing gently at myself for thinking authors outgrow these things ha ha never ha what is writing ha how do you word at people