BREAKFAST TODAY (by [otchipotchi])
“ Writing gives me great feelings of pleasure. There’s a marvelous sense of mastery that comes with writing a sentence that sounds exactly as you want it to. It’s like trying to write a song, making tiny tweaks, reading it out loud, shifting things to make it sound a certain way. It’s very physical. I get antsy. I jiggle my feet a lot, get up a lot, tap my fingers on the keyboard, check my e-mail. Sometimes it feels like digging out of a hole, but sometimes it feels like flying. When it’s working and the rhythm’s there, it does feel like magic to me. ”
Susan Orlean (via thepenguinpress)
“ Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else. ”
“ We [write] because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning. ”
Illustration about depression for ‘Der Stern’. Three of four.
“ If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution. ”
Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten