aseaofquotes:

Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

Love.

aseaofquotes:

Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

Love.

wmagazine:

Cashmere at the shore. 
Photograph by Scott Trindle; styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera; W magazine August 2014

U nailed girl❤

wmagazine:

Cashmere at the shore. 

Photograph by Scott Trindle; styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera; W magazine August 2014

U nailed girl❤

aseaofquotes:

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

As a hugely successful writer, you must get asked all the time "what are your tips for new writers?" I've seen this question floating around writer's blog and it seems to be given the equivalent of literary eye roll, "just write." I understand that response but when you are "just writing" or when you yourself were writing in the earlier stages of your career did you ever think what you were writing was terrible? In your experience is this feeling a universal insecurity or a sign of bad writing?

chuckpalahniuk:

My advice?  Socialize and study people.  Listen to their stories and look for patterns that will allow you to link several similar anecdotes into a longer narrative.  Study the natural storytelling methods people intuitively use — how they pace a story, introduce new details, reveal the ending.   That’s why my early work took place in support groups or twelve-step groups:  because I wanted to hang out in spaces where people told stories and duplicate their natural methods.  Out loud, oral storytelling is almost a lost art.  Stand-up comedians do it, but my goal all along has been to revive dramatic story telling, not just humor.  So, go to where people tell good stories, and just listen.  ( noisy bars are not good places, neither are chat rooms because you lose the natural cadence of speech )  Good luck. 

Read by Ben Whishaw - E. A. Poe, "Annabel Lee"
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professorfangirl:

Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.

(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)

Who isn’t crazy sometimes? Who hasn’t driven around a block hoping a certain person will come out; who hasn’t haunted a certain coffee shop, or stared obsessively at an old picture; who hasn’t toiled over every word in a letter, taken four hours to write a two-sentence e-mail, watched the phone praying that it will ring; who doesn’t lay awake at night sick with the image of her sleeping with someone else?
 Jess Walters, Portland Noir (via srsly)
aseaofquotes:

Jean Thesman, Calling the Swan

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Jean Thesman, Calling the Swan

Pray For Paris (by Ahmed  Elhadî)
ahhshaleerose:

Every book is another life.

ahhshaleerose:

Every book is another life.

aseaofquotes:

Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

aseaofquotes:

Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove

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Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

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Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me.
Jorge Luis Borges (via fawksianfella)
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Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

aseaofquotes:

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Up, up and away we go (by Armando Maldonado)