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The writing life can be messy but fun and other distractions.

My Obsession with Google Street View

E. B. White said, “Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever.” http://www.rewireme.com/explorations/obsession-google-street-view/

My Obsession with Google Street View

amospoe:

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
(photo: charlie engman)

amospoe:

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.” 
― David Foster WallaceInfinite Jest

(photo: charlie engman)

explore-blog:

Brilliant: Open Culture digs up the perfect Japanese word for our “guilt pile” of unread materials. Best approached with another untranslatable Japanese concept, wu-wei.

explore-blog:

Brilliant: Open Culture digs up the perfect Japanese word for our “guilt pile” of unread materials. Best approached with another untranslatable Japanese concept, wu-wei.

newyorker:

To help you navigate our newly unlocked content, we’ve created themed collections of New Yorker classics. Fiction editor Deborah Treisman introduces our Love Stories Collection.
Elliott Erwitt/Magnum

newyorker:

To help you navigate our newly unlocked content, we’ve created themed collections of New Yorker classics. Fiction editor Deborah Treisman introduces our Love Stories Collection.

Elliott Erwitt/Magnum

(Source: newyorker.com)

bibliolectors:

Light summer in  the library / Luz de verano en la biblioteca (ilustración de Arthur Getz)


#library

bibliolectors:

Light summer in  the library / Luz de verano en la biblioteca (ilustración de Arthur Getz)

#library

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maxkirin:

Hello, writerly friends!

I got a bunch of questions asking for advice on revision/editing (of which I have plenty) so I thought I would make a TOP 5! The above are my top 5 tips for revising/editing your book. I believe there are plenty of awesome resources out there for editing, but I wanted to talk about a few things that are seldom mentioned!

I hope you all find this post helpful~ ♥︎

If any of you has any more writerly questions, send them my way! And if you want your daily dose of writer positivity and prompts, make sure to follow my blog: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

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thebrokenheartedthatstillsing:

maxkirin:

"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost

Reading this was so satisfying woah

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira (previously) recently completed work on his largest installation to date titled Transarquitetônica at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. As with much of his earlier sculptural and installation work the enormous piece is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior. Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video above by Crane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.

Via Colossal

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“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

—   Anne Frank (via maxkirin)