To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from...– W. Somerset Maugham (via amandaonwriting)
Venturing back into the community
(If it’s possible to “venture” back…) Yesterday, I attended the first literary event I have attended in quite awhile - a reading given by the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop. I really enjoyed it, especially since several of the readers had really good “reading voices.” Rick Moody was there as a guest reader too. I’m not so good with the wine and cheese...
After this it becomes a nightmare. I walk up stairs, past doors, along passages...– Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight
Hello Lovely Followers, You
themedicalchronicles: Hi to all the new followers! Follower count currently at 202 but that’s not important. What’s important is bringing the medical humanities back and intertwining medicine and the humanities! As always, the ask box is open so send any questions you have, and the submit box is always awaiting your glorious work to share :)
You Rach You Lose: Passive Voice Day 2012 →
In my sophomore English class, if you used passive voice in a paper, you got an automatic C. If you used a run-on sentence, you got an F. mookieproof: It has again been decided that April 27th will be passive voice day. Fun will be had by everybody as the passive voice is used for tweets, blogs, and casual conversation. The active voice will be frowned upon. The hashtag #passivevoiceday...
Writing today is absolutely thrilling. There are great conversations taking...– Paper Darts: ART LIT - Literary Magazine - Interview: Roxane Gay
The Iron Wombat: Margaret Atwood, "The Landlady" →
ironwombat: This is the lair of the landlady She is a raw voice loose in the rooms beneath me. the continuous henyard squabble going on below thought in this house like the bicker of blood through the head. She is everywhere, intrusive as the smells that bulge in under my doorsill; she presides over my meagre eating, generates
Flavorwire » 10 Great Books About Young Women →
Tomorrow is Secretaries' Day!
I recommend this book.
"I would prefer not to."
The nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men, of whom as yet nothing that I know of has ever been written:—I mean the law-copyists or scriveners. Bartleby, the Scrivener
The 13 Most Useless College Majors (As Determined... →
laphamsquarterly: I’m pretty sure every single person that works or interns for LQ has one or more of these degrees. At least, I should HOPE so. cheatsheet: newsweek: 1. Fine Arts 2. Drama and Theatre Arts 3. Film, Video, and Photographic Arts 4. Commercial Art and Graphic Design 5. Architecture 6. Philosophy and Religious Studies 7. English Literature and Language 8. Journalism 9....
From Kerouac To Rand, 'Harmful' Reads For Writers... →
I believe imitation can be valuable. It can teach you how to write. But you have to be willing to grow beyond it, which involves practice, waiting, and time to come into your own, and that is the part many people have trouble with.
NYU Veteran Writers Workshop Reading →
Nice. Going to try to attend this. I didn’t know that the creative writing program at NYU offers free classes the the vets of the Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s a good thing. And important. I also recommend the collection of linked short stories You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon which deals with the lives of military wives and families. The stories are beautiful, and...
Junot Díaz: “Miss Lora” : The New Yorker →
Yes, there are old people on Tumblr. I saw Junot Diaz read at Rutgers in 1998, and it was amazing.
Interesting lit mag.
Writing a novel is like having a dream →
elleamberley: “For me, writing a novel is like having a dream. Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while I’m still awake. I can continue yesterday’s dream today, something you can’t normally do in everyday life.” Haruki Murakami
Reblog if you're 17+ years old.
scarlettastone: jtoday: panemfreedom: Trying to see how many older people we have on tumblr.. #being 17 and over is being considered old now? #does being 20+ make you ancient now? I must be geriatric.
The next real literary ‘rebels’ in this country might well emerge as some weird...– David Foster Wallace (via seventyfourspecies)
I write like... →
This thing is always fun. I just put in something I wrote for work and got H.P. Lovecraft. amandaonwriting: I Write Like checks which famous writer you write like by analyzing your word choice and writing style and comparing them with those of the famous writers.
From time to time I'm shown some evidence that I'm...
Hurray for those times.
A brain scan may reveal the neural signs of depression, but a Beethoven symphony...– The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present by Eric Kandel (via narrativesasmedicine)
This book, being about work, is, by its very nature, about violence — to the...– Studs Terkel, from the introduction to Working, his oral history, where “people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do.” Hear audio of some of the 130 interviews Terkel conducted for the book. It was published in 1974, during another time of great economic upheaval in...
Most people writing to their favorite authors do not, I’d guess, think they will...– Saturday History Lesson: Flannery O’Connor And Betty Hester - The Rumpus.net I wrote a thing today. (via michelledean)
Those Who Can, Teach | Ploughshares →
Perpetually cash-strapped, F. Scott Fitzgerald spent much of his twenty-year...– from Kirk Curnutt’s “The Love Songs of F. Scott Fitzgerald.” (via millionsmillions)
Creepy New Jersey: The stuff of legends →
In honor of Friday the 13th. I love this kind of stuff.
Not Just A Review, My Life And The Fallback Plan -... →
Tumblr Tips For Writers →
Courtesy of GalleyCat and Rachel Fershleiser.
They inspire me to clean the house.
When did men become the measure? When did we collectively decide writing was...– Roxane Gay (I’m a little obsessed with her) Read the whole thing here.
rosemary tells me about life in appalachia,...
citizenkerry: This is a new series in which you help me not be a dum-dum about America. I’ve been thrilled to hear from some of you, and hope to feature everyone who has expressed interest. Rosemary was born and raised in the foothills of Appalachia, in Minford, Ohio, a town so small it’s technically a “Census designated place.” Since then, she’s lived in Alabama and London and currently...
Things I Ate That I Love: WTF-ness →
emilygould: This, from Kurt Ralske, is my favorite assignment from Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment: “I was frustrated with a class that seemed to be making work that was just too easy. Too many conceptual one-liners, too many lightweight “political statements” devoid of any…
The story is always better than your ability to write it.– Robin McKinley (via libraryland)