I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.
"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
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.
"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."
Photo of Little Lena found on Pinterest
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…
John Green (via thedeeper)
From this video, not one of his books, FYI.
Some snaps from my Harry Potter Reread - Part 2 [Part 1]
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.