What most manuscripts suffer from

RIP Elaine Stritch aka Colleen Donaghy, best/worst Irish Mom. I hope you’re circling the globe in your coffin rocket.

  July 17, 2014 at 03:48pm

averagebare:

i heard a kid say “but DAAAAAD” and his dad said “DID YOU JUST CALL ME BUTT-DAD? YOURE GROUNDED” I HAVE BEEN LAUGHING FOR 3 YEARS

(via readingispartofme)

mtv:

nominee 4 of 6

like or reblog this post to vote doctor who for best fandom forever!

scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

Yes I did.

  July 17, 2014 at 03:44pm
via mtv

browndresswithwhitedots:

aquavitaedesign.com

(via thegiftsoflife)

Imagine that tonight, you tell me a story. It is unequivocally the most inspiring story I’ve ever heard, we even prove it with some magic theorem. And now I’m galvanized into new and beneficial actions and thoughts. This isn’t a stretch. I believe the best stories, regardless of the medium, will make us want to be better people. Whether we subsequently act, so as to become better people, is another story.

One week later, you tell me that you made the story up. Or worse, maybe it was something you lifted out of a novel. Or worse, maybe you lifted it out of a mass market paperback you bought while standing in line at the grocery store.

Have I lost anything? Should I feel cheated? Does the story have less power for being invented? Is the story as real? Does it now contain less truth?

Not for me. It wouldn’t matter if it came from Eckhart Tolle or Herman Melville or Lawrence Wright or Philip Gourevitch or V.C. Andrews. There are still things I remember from The Baby-sitters Club, for Heaven’s sake, that informed some of the choices I made as a kid in junior high school.

from “Isn’t The Real World Interesting Enough?" by Josh Hanagarne (via bookriot)
  May 30, 2014 at 10:21pm

dytabytes:

if i fail to reblog this gifset then i am dead

(via readingispartofme)

(via silverstags)

  March 07, 2014 at 09:45am
via door

If you want to succeed in publishing, you have to read a lot. But you have to be present in the world as well: notice what others are reading, what motivates those choices, learn to understand how people hear about books.

Joanna Prior, managing director of Penguin General, in an interview with the Guardian
  February 14, 2014 at 08:53am

USA! USA!

  February 09, 2014 at 10:34am