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saminthecity:

pearlsandcurlsandpreppygirls:

Hello!! In honor of autumn approaching I have decided to do another giveaway! The winner of this giveaway will receive a free pair of Hunter Boots of their choice: any size and any color! Must reblog this post (likes dont count, I’m sorry!) and be following me and you’ll automatically be entered! Read the description on the picture to see how you can get two times as many entries!! If you have any questions, feel free to message me! Giveaway ends November 6th and the more you reblog this the more you’ll be entered. Good luck to each and every one of you and have a great day! Xoxo Kate

Yes yes yes!

Ooh, I’ll play!

It’s a long season, and you gotta trust it. I’ve tried them all, I really have. And the only church that truly feeds the soul day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.
Annie Savoy, “Bull Durham” (1988)

tetw:

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

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Tumblrrrrrr! Life is nuts, and I miss you, but I get more done without you. Two weeks and two days until my chapter is due to my adviser.

And I also need to put together the syllabus for next semester’s seminar and write two grant applications in that time.

Sigh.

gradschoolproblems:

A Big Deal

Always Be Drinking

A Baller Day

Attractive But Dangerous

American BaDass

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maddieonthings:

Loves this place 🌲

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
Dr. Seuss (via thingsandschemes)

riverlight82:

From such humble beginnings change spreads.

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We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
   
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thatkindofwoman)

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