“My fondest dream is that it will be the date movie that breaks up couples nationwide. Maybe people will walk out of there and think, ‘Maybe not. I don’t know if I know you well enough.’”
~ Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl (2014)
“Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.”
A truth should exist,
it should not be used
like this. If I love you
is that a fact or a weapon?
i thank lemony snicket every day for teaching me the difference between “its” the possessive pronoun and “it’s” the conjunction via the extremely effective literary technique of a beloved character’s violent suicide note
“Romance writers do what they love, and they get paid for it. They hone their craft, like any other writer. They value their work, and they speak with an honest voice, telling the stories that they want to tell. I can’t imagine anything more feminist.”
Writing Romance Fiction Is A Feminist Act by Danielle Summers. (via therumpus)
I know a lot of romance writers, and they are amazing, hard-working people who are serious about their craft. They are also serious about having fun! Before you turn your nose up at romance writers and romance writing, get to know some of the people who work in this demanding field. It covers nearly every other genre there is—mystery, horror, western, science fiction, historical (and just about every historical period), paranormal (and all of those subgenres), thriller, fantasy (all kinds). Romance has come a long way from what my mother’s generation read!
“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”
The most satisfying thing I’ve done at work in the past two weeks was hunt down an obscure piece of medical info for a doctor using textbooks she doesn’t have access to even though I basically know nothing about osteopathic medicine/any of the books I was using
and that’s why I should probably be a librarian