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Keeping Up With Ms. J. L. Johnson
I want to try something new because I know I’m not the only person feeling shame. A complicated experience of shame and vulnerability and confusion and trying to last-lack of endurance-definite confusion and trying to make decisions that are true and not act from desperation. I think that could be best done in a character profile of who I am today: Just returned from a Mood Disorder...
The strategy is to have a practice, and what it means to have a practice is to...– Seth Godin on the daily habits of creative practice. (via explore-blog)
The time we have alone, the time we have in walking, the time we have in riding...– Ray Bradbury on storytelling and the creative process (via explore-blog)
let it be known that
as soon as i have a way/the money, i am leaving New York. i was bat shit crazy to try to be here again, but at the time it was my best option for my decision to return to the US. that was crisis mode, i have to make a plan for best case scenario OR goal also known as WHAT I ACTUALLY WANT and get there because this city is going to kill me. you can’t experience another city that isn’t...
When my favorite song comes on
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.– Anaïs Nin (via calmeetvolupte)
write about 2400 words of journaling towards my own writing. none much more of the other work i had to do. but yeah for the triumph on my own writing getting out. thoughts that were swirling around in my head.
i am doing better with the “normal” mode of writeordie.com than the “gentle” in which i just continued to click okay and look at other shit. it might be a problem that the annoying sound is going off in my ears right now and i’m still just bobbing my head to Toro y Moi. I might have to do “evil” and “kamikaze” (problematic?) bc i’m...
current conundrum: procrastinating by reading about how to stop procrastinating? you know those moments where you wish you had just written what you needed to write when you decided to take that nap and then your whole shit gone thrown off and then you wasted your whole night accidentally watching the Billboard Music Awards (redeeming yourself only by catching Prince) and trying to make up for it...
It’s about misunderstandings between people and places, being disconnected and...– Sofia Coppola on Lost in Translation (2003)
Creative Nonfiction Prompt
from Poets & Writers Make a list of the physical objects you carry with you: a wallet and phone, a journal and pen, medications and mementos. Then make a list of the non-objects you carry: memories, ideas, dreams, scars (literal or figurative), the people or places of your past. Once you’ve created both lists, write an essay that incorporates and investigates the items on each. Why do...
Remembering something really embarrassing that I...
whatshouldwecallme: to a tee.
After I get an assignment at work
the only reason i ever make it out of bed is because i have to pee.
so i had the chance to go see Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater at TWO different talkbacks and decided/happened not to bc of conversations i was already having. i’m looking at pictures from the events and videos on YouTube and realizing that when you’re in New York this shit where you have the chance to be in the same room as people who made this movie/these movies you...
INTERVIEWER As a writer, are there any particular battles you feel you’ve...– James Baldwin, The Art of Fiction No. 78, intrv by Jordan Elgrably
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting...– Jorge Luis Borges (via Swanfeather Songs)
the most significant parts of my day involved James Baldwin telling me about myself via interviews and Nobody Knows My Name.
Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 78, James... →
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INTERVIEWER Why did you choose France? BALDWIN It wasn’t so much a matter of...– James Baldwin, The Art of Fiction No. 78, intrv by Jordan Elgrably (via bon-dia-querida)
One writes out of one thing only — one’s own experience. Everything depends on...– James Baldwin (x)
What it came to for me was that I no longer needed to fear leaving Europe, no...– James Baldwin, Introduction to Nobody Knows My Name
These 11-Year-Olds Are Metal As Fuck
jadedpunk: There is a metal band in Brooklyn called Unlocking The Truth that is made up of three 11-year-olds. They make every band in the nu-metal scene look like total garbage. Not that that was difficult. These kids have some seriously dope metally riffs and breakdowns. Not sure when they have time to come up with those in between doing homework and…I don’t know, what do 11-year-olds do...
Last year I abstained this year I devour without guilt which is also an art.– Margaret Atwood; from Circe/Mud Poems (via weaverofstars)
If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in...– Alec Soth on creating a career in photography, and how he pays the rent today. (via streetetiquette)