• 17th April
    2014
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arssociety:

Ten Rules for Writers by Zadie Smith
1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.
2. When an adult, try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.
3. Don’t romanticise your “vocation”. You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no “writer’s lifestyle”. All that matters is what you leave on the page.
4. Avoid your weaknesses. But do this without telling yourself that the things you can’t do aren’t worth doing. Don’t mask self-doubt with contempt.
5. Leave a decent space of time between writing something and editing it.
6. Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won’t make your writing any better than it is.
7. Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet.
8. Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.
9. Don’t confuse honours with achievement.
10. Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.
via The Guardian

arssociety:

Ten Rules for Writers by Zadie Smith

1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.

2. When an adult, try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.

3. Don’t romanticise your “vocation”. You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no “writer’s lifestyle”. All that matters is what you leave on the page.

4. Avoid your weaknesses. But do this without telling yourself that the things you can’t do aren’t worth doing. Don’t mask self-doubt with contempt.

5. Leave a decent space of time between writing something and editing it.

6. Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won’t make your writing any better than it is.

7. Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet.

8. Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.

9. Don’t confuse honours with achievement.

10. Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.

via The Guardian

(via andimjulie)

  • 16th April
    2014
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facesoforlando:




"What’s some advice you would give someone?""Well, I juggle for money. This is how I make a living. And a bunch of adults and people tell me that’s unrealistic but I like to say that anything’s realistic if you work hard enough to make it happen. Don’t be afraid of being the weird one. I made it happen, you just have to be committed." — at Lake Eola Park.

facesoforlando:

"What’s some advice you would give someone?"

"Well, I juggle for money. This is how I make a living. And a bunch of adults and people tell me that’s unrealistic but I like to say that anything’s realistic if you work hard enough to make it happen. Don’t be afraid of being the weird one. I made it happen, you just have to be committed."
— at Lake Eola Park.
  • 15th April
    2014
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  • 10th April
    2014
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5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do

(Source: ala-con, via libraryadvocates)

  • 8th April
    2014
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    2014
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    2014
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    2014
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sherlock-senpai:

britishstarr:

kkristoff:

cold-never-bothered-me-anyways:

Arabian Little Red Riding Hood with a red hijab

A Japanese Snow White with her coveted pale skin and shiny black hair

Mexican Cinderella with colorful Mexican glass blown slippers

Greek Beauty and the Beast where Beast is a minotaur

Culture-bent fairy tales that keep key canonical characteristics

GIVE ME THESE I M M E D I A T E L Y

I AM SO TEMPTED TO DRAW THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEA

DRAW IT

There actually ARE a lot of these already. For instance, many (MANY) cultures have their own versions of Cinderella, and you can find them as picture books. Here’s a short listing of ones from America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. There’s also one where the Cinderella character is a guy, and a princess falls for him. 

(via thatoneoncer)

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    2014
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    2014
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