Another disturbingly accurate portrayal of the end of the semester.
As a writer, even as a child, long before what I wrote began to be published, I...– Joan Didion from The Year of Magical Thinking (via wordpainting)
I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring...– Eudora Welty (via awritersruminations)
Brief thoughts on Sweet Valley High
So, book 94, A Night to Remember, is the jungle prom where Jessica spikes Elizabeth’s punch. Unknowingly, Elizabeth drives drunk and kills Jessica’s boyfriend. In book 100, The Evil Twin, Margo, who inexplicably looks exactly like the Wakefield twins (and will later turn out to have an identical twin of her own) comes to kill a Wakefield in hopes of having the perfect life. From the...
Today is Harper Lee’s birthday. She’s 84, hasn’t published in...– John Green’s Twitter
After Ruth died and the railroad stopped runnin’, the cafe shut down and...– Fried Green Tomatoes (via mynameislia) I’m halfway through rereading this as we speak. How I love this book.
Also, my favorite
Slappy: What about the plot, Hemingway? What's an anvil got to do with this story?
Skippy: Who cares? Anvils are funny!
Literature and Animaniacs, or, Alice B. Toklas...
Ernest Hemingway: [in a woman's voice] Who is it?
Dot: Pushpen Office Supply delivery for... Mr. Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway: Mr. Hemingway isn't here right now. This is, uh, Alice B. Toklas.
Warners: No you're not.
Hemingway: Yes I am.
Warners: [now inside the house] No you're not.
Hemingway: [normal voice] Aah!
Yakko: You can't fool us. Alice B. Toklas doesn't live here anymore!
Books: How Time Passes →
She rarely makes a public appearance. She has no children. Careless of her clothes, her face, her greying hair, at 55 she is the picture of a sensitive, cloistered literary woman. Jealous juniors derisively style her “The Queen of Bloomsbury.” Her physical existence is as sheltered now as it always has been. But in the 12-ft. square workroom, whose old-fashioned uncurtained windows...
Caroline Knapp has ruminated on the drinking life, Mary Karr has recounted all...– Jeff Giles
A writer’s courage can easily fail him … I admire anybody who has the guts to...– E.B. White (via wordpainting)
If you want to be a writer, be lonely. If you want to think, be lonely. If you...– Richard Rodriguez (via Sara Zarr’s blog)
I’m only interested in stories that are about the crushing of the human heart.– Richard Yates (via wordpainting)
It takes so little, so infinitely little, for a person to cross the border...– Milan Kundera
Well, this can only be entertaining.
Amy: Jesus Christ you are so full of bullshit about your story. Next time I see you, remind me to tell you to kiss my ass.
Katie: Hahahaha that is the most violently worded compliment I have ever received.
Generation Scold: Why millennials are so... →
My generation both fascinates and terrifies me, though I do love the idea of sticking it to the Boomers.
Things to Do in Denver When You’re Braindead: An... →
Because Steve Almond is nothing short of wonderful.
Top Ten ’90s Movies Beloved by Girls Who Turned... →
I’m pretty sure there are more than ten on this list, but do know that I have seen and loved (in varying degrees) nine of these movies. I would, in fact, like to watch them right now, especially Fried Green Tomatoes, A League of Their Own, and Now and Then, which are all Top Ten movies in my own personal life. (Didn’t have a prayer.)
We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep. It is as simple and...– Virginia Woolf (via vwvw)
Dead Writers Club: Kurt Vonnegut's Rules for Short... →
Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character…
Saturday Night Live - Sarah Palin Network - Video... →
I love you, Tina Fey.
AWP 2010 Roundup
Last week I attended the annual AWP conference for the fourth time; it’s probably my favorite to-date (even if it appears I’m allergic to Denver). Here are my take-away items from this year’s gathering in the order that they were learned: 1) It’s amazing just how many hours of excruciating I’m willing to sit through for ten minutes of awesome. (This lesson plays on repeat for the entire...
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