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10 Essential Essays for Writers

tetw:

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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?”

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…”

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legalmexican:

samaelcarver:

The Meme of our Years.

this post is beautiful

the other day I was wondering where these people are today

(Source: deezyville)

daskitty:

iamprincessash:

I don’t even care how this happened

I know photoshop made this happen, but I’m going to pretend it was a natural occurrence, that needed to happen, to prevent the universe from destroying its self.

daskitty:

iamprincessash:

I don’t even care how this happened

I know photoshop made this happen, but I’m going to pretend it was a natural occurrence, that needed to happen, to prevent the universe from destroying its self.

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty… and justice for all.

(Source: minus-human)

mur-diddly-urd-ler:

It’s almost one of my favorite times of the year. Next week is Banned Books Week. And since this year, the ALA is putting a special emphasis on graphic novels, I have chosen to read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series this year.

mur-diddly-urd-ler:

It’s almost one of my favorite times of the year. Next week is Banned Books Week. And since this year, the ALA is putting a special emphasis on graphic novels, I have chosen to read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series this year.

Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation? 
The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.

Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation?

The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.

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xombiedirge:

The Kubrick Trilogy by Tracie Ching / Twitter

18” X 24” limited edition screen prints.

The previously released Dr. Strangelove is now sold out, but 2001 and The Shining are part of the “KUBRICK" tribute art show, opening September 6th, 2014, at Spoke Art / Tumblr.

xombiedirge:

The Stark Kids by Ben Camberos / Website / Tumblr

(Rickon Stark & Shaggydog, Bran & Summer, Arya & Nimerya, Sansa & Lady, Robb & Greywind, Jon & Ghost).