But the writing was the real freedom, because nobody told me what to do there. That was my world and my imagination. And all my life it’s been that way, even now. 
—Toni Morrison (via Interview Magazine)

But the writing was the real freedom, because nobody told me what to do there. That was my world and my imagination. And all my life it’s been that way, even now. 

—Toni Morrison (via Interview Magazine)

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From the first time we step into an English class, we’re told that the rules matter, that they must be followed, that we must know when it’s appropriate to use a comma and what it means to employ the subjunctive mood. But do these things really matter? Outside of the classroom, what difference does it make if we write “who” instead of “whom” or say “good” instead of “well”?

Ryan Bloom breaks down the language wars in his post, “Inescapably, You’re Judged by Your Language”: http://nyr.kr/M2IOWy

newyorker:

From the first time we step into an English class, we’re told that the rules matter, that they must be followed, that we must know when it’s appropriate to use a comma and what it means to employ the subjunctive mood. But do these things really matter? Outside of the classroom, what difference does it make if we write “who” instead of “whom” or say “good” instead of “well”?

Ryan Bloom breaks down the language wars in his post, “Inescapably, You’re Judged by Your Language”: http://nyr.kr/M2IOWy

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"I write as if I’ve lived a lot of things I haven’t lived."

Margaret Atwood (via theparisreview)

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"The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them."

Vladimir Nabokov (via elucipher)

(Source: iapprovethispost, via yeahwriters)

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"When I was learning how to critique other writers’ stories, one of my biggest lessons was this: Critique the story they wrote, not the story you wish they’d written."

Jodi Meadows (via tristinawright)

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France, c. 1925 — F. Scott Fitzgerald is filmed writing.

(Source: deforest, via thetinhouse)

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"Today when I begin writing I’m aware: something that I don’t understand drives this engine."

Donald Hall (via theparisreview)

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Excerpt from the article “What it Takes to be a Writer: Perversity of Spirit” by Rufi Thorpe from the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Excerpt from the article “What it Takes to be a Writer: Perversity of Spirit” by Rufi Thorpe from the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Perseverance, Self-Transcendence, and the “Slow Churn” of Creativity – my conversation with artist Rachel Sussman on how deep time puts our fleeting human lives in perspective, what it takes to persist, and why any meaningful creative endeavor requires sacrifice.
Watch it here, with transcribed highlights. 

explore-blog:

Perseverance, Self-Transcendence, and the “Slow Churn” of Creativity – my conversation with artist Rachel Sussman on how deep time puts our fleeting human lives in perspective, what it takes to persist, and why any meaningful creative endeavor requires sacrifice.

Watch it here, with transcribed highlights. 

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"One writes out of one thing only — one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art."

— James Baldwin (via observando)

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