Who am I kidding? This is so close to being in an open relationship or the casual dating phase that it feels like living a nightmare. Everything I’ve kind of hated.
But I have my hard drive. My Stabilo pens and new journal. Supernatural’s got a new season. I like Gotham too. And there’s Zumba. Plus a couple of actual friends.
So I’ll live.
José Micard Teixeira
(i posted this as quoted by Meryl Streep, but was recently notified this was NOT her quote).
Reblogging it twice in a row because my God I couldn’t have said it better myself. This is why art! He took all my feelings and expressed them. Catharsis!
Meryl Streep (via bungalowintheburrough)
Preach it, Meryl.
Not by Ms Streep but by Jose Micard Teixeira. As acknowledged by bunglaowintheburrough.
Man, do I agree! Thanks for relieving me of my doubts about being difficult. I’m just beyond my years, always have been!
On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process
Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer
Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start
Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”
Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes by Stephen King - Short, sharp advice on everything from talent and self-criticism to having fun and entertaining your audience
Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.
Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.
That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.
A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.
The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write
Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Neil Gaiman - A meditation on inspriation
Those Words That Echo…Echo…Echo Through Life by Jamaica Kincaid - Another great essay from the the New York Times Writers on Writing series
If you any suggestions for additions, let us know!
Life is more complete now.
For giving me about 1.25% self esteem and 98.75 % unrealistic expectations, which equal 100 % Always Single, thank you, God!
Might as well have made me a cat - lover too.
( I see what You did there)