listening to “MGMT - Congratulations” ♫ http://blip.fm/~vksgy
RT @shitmydadsays: “Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of …
RT @sarah_haskins Truism: everyone in a dysfunctional family thinks that THEY are the Michael Bluth.
“One of the side-effects of having your work appear in a public forum such as this is that people often email me asking for advice on how to break into writing, presumably figuring that if a drooling gum-brain like me can scrape a living witlessly pawing at a keyboard, there’s hope for anyone. I rarely respond; partly because there isn’t much advice I can give them...
♥ you, too, Seattle.
Ira Glass is DJing down the road from us tomorrow night. His opening act? Dan Savage.
The boxes strewn hither and thither around the apartment seem manageable today.
Neglect no more!
We’re in Seattle now! And sweet internet: Oh, Christ how I’ve missed you. Sorry tumblr, I’ve left you all weedy and overgrown.
wordjournal: adjective • /ˌɛ.rɪˈneɪ.ʃəs/, /ˌɛ.rəˈneɪ.ʃəs/ • of, relating to, or resembling a hedgehog From Latin erinaceus “hedgehog”
If I Were a Hoarder: Hoarders: The Academic... →
In a series of short articles posted this week on Post Academic, Arnold Pan and Caroline Roberts consider a particular subset of hoarders: graduate students. Their posts address the detritus of graduate studies, which can take as long to get rid of as student loans—which is to say,…
If what’s always distinguished bad writing—flat characters, a narrative world...– David Foster Wallace (via wordpainting) (via libraryland)
Do want. fuckyesgardens: dossier37: Small Terrariums designed by Katie Goldman Macdonald from the Botany Factory (USA). www.botanyfactory.com
In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing...– The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton (via carolinecohenour) (via libraryland)
Dan Pink: 7 Rules for Writing →
nolagrrlnyc: Dan Pink tries to open up a discuss about the rules people use in their own writing by sharing seven of his own. 1. Show up. Get to work even when you don’t feel like writing—especially when you don’t feel like writing. 2. Write every day. Regaining momentum takes three times as much energy as sustaining momentum. (Look it up: It’s a law of literary physics.) 3. Don’t do...
Phoenix Transect →
“The Phoenix Transect is a research project undertaken by graduate students and faculty of the School of Art […] at Arizona State University. The project is interdisciplinary and participants are visual artists who work alongside natural and social scientists. The group explores growth and changes to the larger Phoenix Metropolitan area, its urban and outlying spaces, its people,...
A reader's advice to writers (because we're all... →
libraryland: owlswallowvowels: 1. Make your main character want something. 2. Make your main character do something. 3. The components of a novel that readers care about most are, in order: story, characters, theme, atmosphere/setting. 4. Remember that nobody agrees on what a beautiful prose style is and most readers either can’t recognize “good writing” or don’t value it that much. 5. A...
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn’t...– Kurt Vonnegut (via thoughtsdetained) (via libraryland)
Our country is the best country in the world. We are swimming in prosperity and...– http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7464.John_Cheever (via ladybar)
RT @ajsnavely: Guy walked into court today with a lizard on shoulder. That is not the beginning of a joke. He could not figure out why t …
RT @FakeAPStylebook: there/their/they’re - What, seriously? This confuses you?
listening to “Otis Redding- That’s how strong my love is” ♫ http://blip.fm/~ub4nj