incidentalcomics:

The Writers’ Retreat
For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

We’re still searching for some sort of writers’ block climbing wall.

incidentalcomics:

The Writers’ Retreat

For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

We’re still searching for some sort of writers’ block climbing wall.

(via writersrelief)

lastnightsreading:

Edan Lepucki at WORD Bookstore, 7/22/14

[Runs toward said explosion noises.]

lastnightsreading:

Edan Lepucki at WORD Bookstore, 7/22/14

[Runs toward said explosion noises.]

(via reblogbookclub)

Are you working really hard on a difficult part of your writing project and what you need is some love and a strong cup of tea?

thepenguinpress:

How far do we get into books before giving up? 

"We’ve all done it - bought a book with great intentions of tearing through it. But then reality sets in. We find ourselves less and less motivated to make it to the end. Author and mathematician Jordan Ellenberg wanted to quantify this phenomenon and has come up with a way to measure when exactly a reader gives up."

Great interview from NPR on this half-facetious, half-serious attempt to find which books people really read all the way until ‘The End.’

"What’s so hard about that first sentence is that you’re stuck with it. Everything else is going to flow out of that sentence. And by the time you’ve laid down the first two sentences, your options are all gone."

Joan Didion (via theparisreview)

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niner:

story-dj:

micdotcom:

Charts show how history’s most brilliant people scheduled their days

Based on research from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Podio created beautiful charts that show how some of modern society’s greatest thinkers, writers, artists and philosophers spent their days. It begins with the earliest risers and reveals how much time each of them spent sleeping, working, socializing, relaxing, exercising and at their day jobs or doing administrative stuff like managing their holdings or paying taxes.

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Interesting stuff.

To think about

Sleep. Create. Repeat.

(via pankmagazine)

Let’s make them good ones.

Let’s make them good ones.

(via openbookstore)

And books to write!

And books to write!

(Source: the-book-addict, via writersrelief)

"Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What you really need at the beginning is somebody to let you know that the effort is real."

James Baldwin’s advice to young writers, from The Art of Fiction No. 78 (via bostonpoetryslam)

It’s real. We promise.

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