Our families are supposed to model how we build intimacy. But they also model how we feel alone: our experience of loneliness in our families becomes a proxy for the way we feel lonesome in the world. via The Sunday Rumpus Essay: What Do You Bring Pauline? – The Rumpus.net.
View image | gettyimages.com There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write. ― Terry Pratchett Related articles “The Great Speck” (Excerpt) Terry Pratchett Goodies Pratchett: Let There Also Be Hope
“I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.” Excerpt From: King, Stephen. “On Writing.” Scrinber. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright. Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itun.es/us/rftVw.l
In fact, I’m not an atheist—I’m a scientist. Atheism is the belief that there is no god, and you declare there is no god: “Come, my fellow atheists, let us march together and conquer those idiots who think there is a god—all these other tribes. We’re going to prevail.” I would even say I’m agnostic because I’m a scientist. Being an agnostic means saying, dogmatically, that we will never be able to know, so give […]
You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation. —James Fenton via Poets on Poetry: A Virtual Village of Discovery and Poetics | Academy of American Poets.
View image | gettyimages.com The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life. — Zadie Smith Related articles Writing Tip: Tips For Writers From Zadie Smith
Crises, by definition, are chaotic. They don’t always impart lessons and, contrary to what we like to tell ourselves, they’re just as likely to bring out the worst in people as the best. But the redemption narrative, along with its corollary, the recovery narrative, is so beloved in our culture that even rational people tend to glom onto it — if only for the sake of making polite conversation. Equal parts bedtime story, love story […]