September 9, 2014
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

— Happy birthday Ernest Hemingway, b. on this day in 1899 (via penamerican)

July 24, 2014
"Writing is a bit like inflating a vast oxygen tent contained by a thin filmy membrane. Each time I write I have to breathe life into this, slowly blowing it larger and larger, making it more and more substantial, giving it shape. The sound of anyone’s voice, an approaching step, arrests me. I waver, and the whole filmy construct trembles, shudders, and then deflates, sliding into nothingness. It’s gone."

Roxana Robinson on the writer’s need for solitude. (via millionsmillions)

July 21, 2014
llbeansignature:

Never turn your back on the ocean.

Why I’m following LL Bean isn’t that interesting (they’re based in Maine, so they post pictures of Maine, I’m using some of those pictures as reference images for setting) but “Never turn your back on the ocean” is a phrase that could launch a thousand short stories.
I abandoned a draft of a novel last year because publishing had ground my soul down to a little nub and screenwriting was proving more fruitful. But I just can’t quit you, long-form writing, and I’m back in that draft, poking a stick at the body to see if there’s any life. (I’ve also been mainlining the first four seasons of THE WALKING DEAD and am apparently thinking in zombie terms.)
Images from LL Bean and elsewhere here. 

llbeansignature:

Never turn your back on the ocean.

Why I’m following LL Bean isn’t that interesting (they’re based in Maine, so they post pictures of Maine, I’m using some of those pictures as reference images for setting) but “Never turn your back on the ocean” is a phrase that could launch a thousand short stories.

I abandoned a draft of a novel last year because publishing had ground my soul down to a little nub and screenwriting was proving more fruitful. But I just can’t quit you, long-form writing, and I’m back in that draft, poking a stick at the body to see if there’s any life. (I’ve also been mainlining the first four seasons of THE WALKING DEAD and am apparently thinking in zombie terms.)

Images from LL Bean and elsewhere here

(Source: emilyshur)

July 3, 2014

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Ballerina in a shipping container

June 15, 2014
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Stephen King and Drew Barrymore at the premiere of Firestarter

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Stephen King and Drew Barrymore at the premiere of Firestarter

May 13, 2014

(Source: henrrydelavega, via britneyspears)

March 5, 2014
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The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
London 2014
Photo Credit: Yosra El- Essawy

beyonce:

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

London 2014

Photo Credit: Yosra El- Essawy

March 3, 2014

"What I’m about to do now involves a good deal of pain," Aomame said in a voice without inflection. "It has to hurt for it to do any good. On the other hand, I can adjust the amount of pain. So if it hurts, don’t just bear it — speak up."

The man paused for a moment before saying, “If there is a pain I’ve never tasted, I’d like to try it.” This sounded mildly sarcastic to her.

"Pain is not fun for anybody."

"But a painful technique is more effective, is that it? I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning."

1Q84, Haruki Murakami (p437)

(This passage resonated, but resonated especially as a distance runner.)

February 14, 2014
 

 

(via twoplaid)

February 10, 2014

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The Last Days of Disco, Marilyn Minter

January 10, 2014
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Folsom Prison Blues

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Folsom Prison Blues

January 4, 2014
"Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you."

Chuck Klosterman (b.1972, American)

(Source: artchipel)

December 30, 2013
"Writing a novel is like starting a small business and investing thousands of hours without knowing exactly what it is you’re going to end up selling. It’s a leap of faith every time, even for someone who is five novels into a career."

Dominic Smith, How Many Novelists are at Work in America?”  (via millionsmillions)

December 20, 2013
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Love your selfie

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Love your selfie

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