8:16 pm - Sat, Dec 1, 2012
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A brief animated history of the English language. For a deeper dive, see The Oxford History of English.

6:19 pm
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A brief animated history of the English language. For a deeper dive, see The Oxford History of English.

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I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages.
Joan Didion, and other beloved writers, on their writing routines. Also see Didion on keeping a notebook. (via explore-blog)
12:16 am - Sat, Nov 24, 2012
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“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

E. B. White, echoing Tchaikovsky and adding to our running archive of famous advice on writing.

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“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

E. B. White, echoing Tchaikovsky and adding to our running archive of famous advice on writing.

12:16 am
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I hate tricks. … Writers don’t need tricks or gimmicks or even necessarily need to be the smartest fellows on the block. At the risk of appearing foolish, a writer sometimes needs to be able to just stand and gape at this or that thing — a sunset or an old shoe — in absolute and simple amazement.
Raymond Carver, adding to our archive of insight on writing. (via explore-blog)
11:49 pm - Sun, Nov 18, 2012
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What anti-heroes teach us about the heroic.

8:51 pm - Sun, Nov 4, 2012
Have you ever seen a picture of a place and been suddenly overcome by the desire to visit it? Or write a story?

I am, often, especially the images at abandonedporn.tumblr.com

Click the image for tons more.

Have you ever seen a picture of a place and been suddenly overcome by the desire to visit it? Or write a story?

I am, often, especially the images at abandonedporn.tumblr.com

Click the image for tons more.

12:26 pm
9:10 pm - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
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That’s what authority is. When you’re actually writing from that deepest place within you, if you tell the truth, you’re using your greatest power and your greatest authority. That’s a key piece, not just doing that as a writer but when we talk about healing. Whatever the loss may be, not avoiding that wound, not trying to have it covered up and pretend it’s not there but rather to look into it.
The brilliant Cheryl Strayed adds to our archive of wisdom on writing in this interview from The Millions. Previously. Treat yourself to her Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar – one of the most moving things you’ll ever read. (via explore-blog)

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8:33 pm
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Simple, really.

Simple, really.

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