thetinhouse:

One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.—John Berryman

thetinhouse:

One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.
—John Berryman

mostlysignssomeportents:

Oxford comma catastrophe

mostlysignssomeportents:

Oxford comma catastrophe

Artists are savvy at masking their excuses. Plenty are just plain lazy or too indecisive or too timid to dig in and confront the Beast. So what is the difference, or what is the threshold, between an artist who procrastinates for years and a prudent auteur … who has a plan?
People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
James Baldwin (via blackmoods)

tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

poetsandwriters:

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.

poetsandwriters:

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.

The way you write a screenplay is that you close your eyes and run the movie in your head and then you write it down.
Salman Rushdie (via writingquotes)