Advice on writing from Sherman Alexie, author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - a fantastic addition to our ongoing archive of advice from acclaimed authors. (via explore-blog)
We tend to revisit our prisons. And we always go back.
I’m in the suburb of my mind. I’m in the farm town of my mind. I’m in the childhood bedroom of my mind. I think every writer stands in the doorway of their prison. Half in, half out. The very act of storytelling is a return to the prison of what torments us and keeps us captive, and writers are repeat offenders. You go through this whole journey with your prison, revisiting it in your mind. Hopefully, you get to a point when you realize there was beauty in your prison, too.
Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.
I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open.
this is the most amazing thing ive ever seen
I have to admit, as a female athlete this just makes me want to learn ninja warrior stuff so I can beat her.
Which is the wrong attitude, I know. She’s brilliant and I know and respect that and its not a personal thing— its just an athlete thing. The fact that watching this makes me want to beat her so bad is another way of saying I respect her a *lot*.
Daniel Radcliffe, on the time he spends in bookshops during his time off. — The South Bank Show. (x)
One of us, one of us.
a) JOHN WATERS
b) I have actually turned men away because they admitted that they don’t read and they don’t own books.
c) Whenever I see Daniel Radcliffe being a normal human being it really throws me for a loop. But its good. I hope he continues to share his awesome normalcy with the world.
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