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Jul 24, 2014 / 6 notes

Have you felt kinda lost while watching Cloud Atlas, or have you felt confused reading the book? No worries! I’m here for ya! This is the first part of my Cloud Atlas analysis. There are no major spoilers for now, so you can watch it… and then watch the movie if you haven’t already. And then come back for another episode of Cloud Atlas Deconstructed. And then repeat.

Jul 9, 2014 / 455,217 notes

insanelygaming:

"We go forward."

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Jul 9, 2014 / 1,166 notes

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Jun 3, 2014 / 1,543 notes

thedancingstars said: Neil, does life ever get better?

neil-gaiman:

Yes. (Remembers being 22 year old Neil Gaiman, who dreamed of being a writer and had nothing to keep going for, except that dream.)

Apr 24, 2014 / 426 notes

yeahwriters:

This is one of my favorite quotes about creativity, and this little video representation makes it even better!

Yup.

Mar 24, 2014

Paul Theroux on becoming a writer

Theroux: The process of discovering how to see things, or how to hear things, comes so slowly I think that when you’re in your teens and your 20s your writing changes from day to day. Or week to week. Your writing doesn’t set in any sensible way until later, after you’ve written quite a few things. Until after you’ve begun to write from a position of strength and confidence, when you know what you’re saying is either imaginative, or original, or interesting.

Interviewer: And how do you find that out?

Theroux: I think by doing it. By doing a lot of it. I think that one of the problem with people who write is that they don’t write enough and they don’t throw enough away. Everyone should be encouraged to write as much as possible and to read as much as possible. A lot of writers don’t read. And it’s astonishing how an average person often reads more books than a writer. Writer says: “I don’t have time to read.” But anyone who is growing up and wants to be a writer has to read and then has to forget all that reading. Stop reading. But you have to know what has happened in literary history and what people have done and have a sense of a past. Not your personal past but the past in literature.

When did this happen to me? I think probably… Everything seems to have happened to me after I’ve got out of school. After I left my family. If you’re asking me when did things began to happen, I think it’s when I ran away, when I stopped studying, when I stopped going to school, when I stopped listening to people telling me what I should do. 

Feb 26, 2014 / 8 notes
Dec 20, 2013 / 3 notes

What is to come

photosliterally:

Taking a photo is bringing a fracture of an event into history. Photos now live longer due to new internet lifestyle. They won’t disintegrate, paper won’t get affected by time, colours won’t vanish. The internet keeps them alive for a long time, even though they might get lost in the ocean of bits and bytes.

Every photo is just a slice of the story; something had to happen before it was taken and the story has to continue somehow. And that’s exactly why this blog came to existence.

Reuters published their Best photos of the year 2013 and they bring up so many emotions it’s almost impossible not to see a story behind every single one of them. My goal is to write a flash fiction stories to some of them. Probably not all of them and probably not just to those of the Reuters’ list.

So from the January 1, 2014 on, you’ll find here a short story every now and then. I highly encourage collaboration, so if there are writers out there that would be interested, let me know. :)

Dec 19, 2013 / 12,305 notes

jtotheizzoe:

Ha! Dawkins looks like a kid who just snuck a cookie before dinner.

Love this.

Dec 13, 2013 / 126,493 notes

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Story of my life.