"You have to resign yourself to wasting lots of trees before you write anything really good. That's just how it is. It's like learning an instrument. You've got to be prepared for hitting wrong notes occasionally, or quite a lot. That's just part of the learning process. And read a lot. Reading a lot really … Continue reading Quote of the Day
After years of gentle persuasion your best friend since childhood finally agrees to seek professional help for serious mental problems. Much to your dismay, as she begins to improve you slowly start to realize that you are her imaginary friend. Nicolas Cage is completely unaware that he is an actor. All he knows is strange … Continue reading Funny & Interesting Writing Prompts
"Recently I was talking to a writer who described something she did whenever she moved to her writing table. I don’t remember exactly what the gesture was—there is something on her desk that she touches before she hits the computer keyboard—but we began to talk about little rituals that one goes through before beginning to … Continue reading Toni Morrison on Writing Rituals
The Electric Typewriter // It appears that someone put a lot of time into this compilation of "articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers." A lot of good stuff to be found here. That Way We're All Writing Now by Clive Thompson // You'll see a lot tweets and status updates starting with the … Continue reading Links for Writers: Fun Stuff to Read this Week
First, the story of a produced screenwriter's descent into homelessness. I don't want to give away the ending - just read it! Anyone can contribute articles to the site Medium. It's an interesting experiment. And one that works. The site is beautifully simplistic, and set up with ratings systems, and rankings so that the cream rises … Continue reading Writers, here are some things to read this week!
This dreamy instagram is like a love letter to the Pacific Northwest. It's by photographer, writer, artist, and incredible musician, Kiersten Holine. While we're at it, check out her music on Youtube. She's on another level. Speaking of love letters - next is Letters of Note. The site gathers fascinating letters, usually from iconic/famous/historical figures. The poetic tweets of … Continue reading Sites to Inspire & Spark Creativity
This playwright's tweets are little bits of daily inspiration: "You saw something when you were a child, and then it got away. Oh, how that wistful chase continues to this very day." -JPS