“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”


Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.

I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.

Common themes include: books, writing, movies, more books, cozy beds, breakfasts, Doctor Who, Sherlock, feminist issues, and occasional pieces of my life.




"After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer — perhaps more." — Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots (via bookmania)

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xyvch:

Beautiful Rudeness - hand type

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3 months ago • 297,149 notes • originally from xyvch
#reblogged #photo #photoset #gif #gifs #writing #insult


topographe:

 Antonius Bui meticulously cut the handwritten lyrics of a song out of paper, creating a sheet of artfully intertwined letters. 

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8 months ago • 11,280 notes • originally from squeats
#wow! #reblogged #photo #photoset #art #words #writing



"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." — Madeleine L’Engle (via bookporn)

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#reblogged #photo #drawing #art #book #open book #writing

"You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway." — Junot Díaz (via amandaonwriting)

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Tomorrow, I leave for a quick visit to New York, because I’m ridiculous like that. It’s for a housewarming/late birthday party, and I’m super excited to go!

That + I’ll have to do some serious NaNoWriMo catching up when I get back on Sunday.

And since I’d like to not get outrageously carsick during my many hours on the bus this weekend, I pretty much won’t be on tumblr until Monday-ish. Probably. I might cheat a little on Sunday night. We’ll see.



jomarch:

Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I now have the opportunity to report weird typos again.

So far, tonight:

  • “Stoor” instead of “store”, which is even worse when you consider that I don’t say it like that, with the long “oo” sound. I don’t even know.
  • four o’cock

I know, I know…



Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I now have the opportunity to report weird typos again.

So far, tonight:

  • "Stoor" instead of "store", which is even worse when you consider that I don’t say it like that, with the long "oo" sound. I don’t even know.


r-dart:

A little comic about doing the dishes and death.

r-dart:

A little comic about doing the dishes and death.

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1 year ago • 3,075 notes • originally from r-dart
#death #dishes #reblogged #photo #comic #art #writing #text #doing the dishes #mortality

"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one-third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over." — Junot Díaz on “Do you think you alienate readers when you use Spanish in your books?” (via iamincoherent)

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"I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office." — Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via k-nuty)

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