“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”—Ernest Hemingway (via fourteendrawings)
“There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy. They say he wandered very far (very far) over land and sea. A little shy and sad of eye, but very wise was he. And then one day, a magic day, he passed my way. And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this he said to me: The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”—
http://ift.tt/eA8V8J As 2013, the thoroughly disappointing year that it was, leaves us we look back on the good things. The good smart things, that is. We’ve got a mess of suggestions. Good, bad, novel and other books maybe. Enjoy this kitchen…
Robin Thicke awoke with a pounding ache behind his eyeballs. A trophy from yet another stellar night out.
He didn’t really wake up so much as his consciousness returned to him. From what he could recall as he lay in bed with his eyes closed, things got a bit… blurry around two in the morning when they had ordered yet another round of shots of Patron.
So many shots. Just imaging himself downing a sickly sour shot made Robin’s stomach flinch.
“Horror writers on the other hand, seem almost terrifyingly happy, well-adjusted and cheerful. Perhaps they get it all out onto the page. But they are easy-going folk, who laugh at jokes (writers of humour rarely laugh at jokes. They nod, when a joke is made, and say “That’s funny,” flatly) and go on picnics and are very nice company if you can overlook their occasional tendency over dinner to discuss ways to dispose of inconveniently dead bodies.”— Neil Gaiman
“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”—Barbara Kingsolver (via miggylol)
Your adventures in National Novel Writing Month. This podcast covers the event where writers try to complete 50,000 words in 30 days… and more.
EPISODE 15: Drinking from the collective unconscious
There is no denying that we are well beyond the bounds of National Novel Writing Month. Revision and other writing projects are starting fill our minds with new ideas. And speaking of new ideas, we try out a drafting game that we hope you will also have a chance to participate.
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