Rashida Jones and I have a game: We decide for three months how we’re going to dress, like Japanese Executive, Little House on the Prairie, Female Sailor on Leave. A couple of months ago, our look was Eighties Art Dealer: Black blazers with shoulder pads, high-waisted jeans, air-dried hair and big eyebrows.


Female Sailor On Leave: my look forever, starting today

Rashida Jones and I have a game: We decide for three months how we’re going to dress, like Japanese Executive, Little House on the Prairie, Female Sailor on Leave. A couple of months ago, our look was Eighties Art Dealer: Black blazers with shoulder pads, high-waisted jeans, air-dried hair and big eyebrows.

Female Sailor On Leave: my look forever, starting today

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inkyblacknight:

i will never not reblog this post

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firstdraftwithsarahenni:

Gretchen McNeil, author of YA books POSSESS, TEN, 3:59, and GET EVEN (out this week, from Baltzer + Bray!) welcomed me to her home in L.A. for a great conversation about the pros and cons of fast drafting, grassroots marketing, and how to balance being a writer and an extrovert. And her adorable puppy Wolfgang makes an appearance, too!

Gretchen McNeil Show Notes

The 24 Italian Opera songs

TITHE by Holly Black

WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr

Stanislavski acting questions

Nosferatu

Boris Karloff

Amy Lukavics

T.S. Ferguson (Amy’s editor at Harlequin TEEN)

Stephanie Perkins

Leigh Bardugo

RT = Romantic Times Book Lover’s Convention

ALA = American Library Association

Cindy Pon

Diane Setterfield, THE THIRTEENTH TALE

bethrevis replied to your photo “¦Â ! Does. Not. Suck. (at Grand Canyon)”

I got your postcard today! It was EPIC and PERFECT <3

I just saw this Beth! (getting slowly [slowly] better at Tumblr) I’m so glad you got the postcard! That one was pretty rad, if I do say so myself :D

Her name is Danielle and no you can&#8217;t have her

Her name is Danielle and no you can’t have her

[W]hile I suspect that rumors of the decline in influence of the straight white male have been greatly exaggerated, I personally cannot imagine any subject less interesting for a work of art.

Sarah McCarry (aka Le R) just about sums it up in her response to the New Yorker piece about Henry James and young adult fiction.

micdotcom:

This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

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10 Essential Essays for Writers

tetw:

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

rachelfershleiser:

TAFT
what is it
DO WE OWN THE PHILIPPINES
do we what
DO WE HAVE IT YET
no, sir
I believe the Filipinos have it
WELL I WANT IT
how do you propose to get it
I PROPOSE TO STRIKE ANY MAN WHO TRIES TO STOP ME SOUNDLY IN THE FACE IS HOW
I PROPOSE TO ACQUIRE IT THROUGH THE STRATEGIC USE OF COLD BATHS, STRENUOUS MOUNTAIN HIKES, AND BARE-KNUCKLE BOXING
I PROPOSE TO RIDE YOU LIKE A PONY ALL THE WAY TO MANILA
please don’t ride me like a pony, sir
IF YOU LET ME RIDE YOU LIKE A PONY
I SHALL APPOINT YOU SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
sir, you promised me that last Christmas
after you used me as a footstool during the White House reception
I MEAN IT THIS TIME
NOW OPEN YOUR MOUTH SO I CAN GET THIS BRIDLE FITTED

 (via Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt)

Hi Dad!

rachelfershleiser:

TAFT
what is it
DO WE OWN THE PHILIPPINES
do we what
DO WE HAVE IT YET
no, sir
I believe the Filipinos have it
WELL I WANT IT
how do you propose to get it
I PROPOSE TO STRIKE ANY MAN WHO TRIES TO STOP ME SOUNDLY IN THE FACE IS HOW
I PROPOSE TO ACQUIRE IT THROUGH THE STRATEGIC USE OF COLD BATHS, STRENUOUS MOUNTAIN HIKES, AND BARE-KNUCKLE BOXING
I PROPOSE TO RIDE YOU LIKE A PONY ALL THE WAY TO MANILA
please don’t ride me like a pony, sir
IF YOU LET ME RIDE YOU LIKE A PONY
I SHALL APPOINT YOU SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
sir, you promised me that last Christmas
after you used me as a footstool during the White House reception
I MEAN IT THIS TIME
NOW OPEN YOUR MOUTH SO I CAN GET THIS BRIDLE FITTED

(via Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt)

Hi Dad!

sesamestreet:

Nooooooooooony noony noony noony noon noon noon! *Squeak*

sesamestreet:

Nooooooooooony noony noony noony noon noon noon! *Squeak*

Be an Insider!

cristinterrill:

cristinterrill:

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It’s been a busy few weeks in my writing world. I was flooded with wonderful, supportive messages from you guys after my announcement about the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS sequel, I’m hard at work on a new book, I’m simultaneously working on the AOY novella and several short stories I’ll be releasing for you guys soon, and the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS paperback is now out in the world.

The truth is, I could use some help! And more than that, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS could use some help.

So I’m starting a street team: the Insiders. *cue ominous music* Like Em and Finn, you will be given a list with various missions (no assassinations, I promise!) which you can complete to win awesome prizes, like:

  • Exclusive ALL OUR YESTERDAYS bonus scenes
  • Books and ARCs by me and others
  • Sneak peeks at what I’m working on
  • Gift cards and other fun presents

The Insiders will also be my beta-testers and sounding boards. I’ll be asking Insiders for feedback on unpublished work, the cover for the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS novella, future book titles and more, and your names will be listed in the Acknowledgments section of my next book.

And I’ll be supporting the Insiders in return! Are you an aspiring author who needs help writing your first query letter? I’m there. Need a new feature for your book blog? I’ll help you brainstorm. Totally stuck on your calculus homework? I’ll… probably be no help with that, but I’ll commiserate with you.

I don’t want the Insiders to be some self-serving marketing initiative. I’ve gotten to know a lot of you pretty well over this past year or so, and my readers are the best. I want to get to know you better! I want us to be a real team, where I support you and your work as much as you support me and mine. I have some ideas about how to do this, and I’m hoping you will too.

So, are you ready to accept the mission to become an Insider? Fill out this short form. (If I get more applicants than I’m expecting, I may need to cap the number of Insiders, at least initially.) Once you’re confirmed, I’ll send you a membership packet with ALL OUR YESTERDAYS swag/secret fun stuff and give you the password to the secret Insider message board where more fun stuff awaits like maybe deleted kissing scenes.

Sound like fun?

Then spread the word and come join me here on the inside!

Just a reminder! I’m going to close the applications on Wednesday, so now’s the time!

nevver:

Learning from mistakes

it’s just getting started

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