Writing is not magic. It’s a craft, a process, a set of steps. As with any process, things sometimes break down. Even in a good story, the writer runs into problems. So the act of writing always includes problem solving.
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10 months ago
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deadbeatsblog:

'Someday, everything is gonna be different / When I paint my masterpiece' — Bob Dylan

deadbeatsblog:

'Someday, everything is gonna be different / When I paint my masterpiece' — Bob Dylan

1 year ago
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I want you to touch me
like I’m sixteen hands tall
and have a heart the size
of three of your fists
slamming out, “I love you,”
like thunder under your body.

I want you to look at me
straight in my big oval eyes
and see grasslands and mongols,
chariots, emperors and ceasars…
see all the wars I’ve fought,
and all the peace I seek in you.

I want you to hear my voice
even when I’m not speaking.
I want you to know by the way I move
between your legs, that I’m troubled
or that I want to run wild with you.
I want you to touch me and know.
My shadow said to me:
what is the matter

Isn’t the moon warm
enough for you
why do you need
the blanket of another body?
Margaret Atwood, excerpt from “The Shadow Voice” (via larmoyante)

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1 year ago
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referential

Unmoored is such a common word
Ships and Catherine,
And all.

Untethered is another such word
Playground games and flying machines,
And all.

Unhinged is the same yet such a word
Conjures and instigates
A crashing door,
And all.

Unhomed isn’t any word
to stand tall on
firmament and traditions,
For all its potential for modesty or
Conquest liberates a sort of
Free fall.

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1 year ago
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ohbender:

The Funambulist:

I just found out a version of Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel illustrated by Erik Desmazieres. This very talented French printmaker created eleven etchings in relation with Borges’ incredible short story. However and despite the fact that the author is extremely precise in the way he describes the space of the library, Desmazieres chose to interpret the tale his own way, refusing a stubborn literal adaptation of the drawings to the words. The result is a very rich universe full of books and visitors who probably wandered several days in the library before finding the word combination they were looking for (or the one that hold their attention)…

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1 year ago
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conflictingheart:

Brattle Book Shop in Boston, MA
What a cool place.

conflictingheart:

Brattle Book Shop in Boston, MA

What a cool place.

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1 year ago
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