Love/Lust/Culture/Shock: On Successful Authors &... →
lovelustcultureshock: “Hemingway was said to sharpen twenty pencils before he started work. For other writers, the drill is less involved: ‘First coffee,’ said Gore Vidal. ‘Then a bowel movment. Then the muse joins me.’ If you become successful as a writer, these ritualistic behaviors will become known as your…
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune...– Emily Dickinson (via kari-shma)
Self-consciousness is the curse of the city and all that sophistication implies....– From Annie Dillard’s A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. (via mcnallyjackson)
From the submission folder...
I absolutely love your blog!!! Oh, thank you so much! We’re so glad you enjoy it. It’s pretty fun to collect all this great material, so we’re happy to bring it to you. I just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome our new followers, and to pass on a few things that ended up in our submissions folder for any interested writers out there. 1. shortstoriesandsongs.tumblr.com...
You are a neglectful mother to your own mind; you are airy, and not worth...– Samara Weiss, American Playwright (via jennyjanuary)
When my second husband shouted, ‘Me or your writing!’ I replied, ‘My writing.’...– Nawal El Saadawi (via penamerican)
Each person has a literature inside them. But when people lose language, when...– Anna Deavere Smith, American Actress and Playwright known for her documentary theater-making, based on interviewing subjects and personally embodying them in performance.
Generation Why? by novelist Zadie Smith
From: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/nov/25/generation-why/?page=1 “Connection is the goal. The quality of that connection, the quality of the information that passes through it, the quality of the relationship that connection permits—none of this is important. That a lot of social networking software explicitly encourages people to make weak, superficial connections with...
The world does not need more young men who were raised to believe it is a...– Countess Elena, aka the Corpse Debutante, by way of Scalzi through the streets of Whitechapel. Seriously. xox, Katie.
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you,...– Jodi Picoult, American Author
Answering the Illegal Question
By Julianna Baggott Then the big illegal question was asked, point blank, and, oddly enough, it was during a meeting with the entire search committee—six or so professors. It was put to me like this: “With juggling the demands of your writing and your very busy family life, how do you intend to do this job?” I think I paused and looked around the room, waiting for someone to ...