Something wicked this way comes.
More and more I think there’s an element of fiction writing that’s performative. If you want your stories to carry a particular charge of feeling, you have to experience that feeling while you’re working. I don’t know that you can fake it, or at least I don’t know that I’ve ever been able to fake it, because the choices you make when you’re writing—the rhythms you adopt, the phrases you construct, the effect one word has when it’s nestled alongside another—are so highly nuanced, and have so much to do with the ultimate emotional effect of a story, so that if you aren’t feeling along with your sentences, your instincts will gradually lead you astray.

The Rumpus Interview With Kevin Brockmeier

This is, no surprise, really really great.

(via therumpus)

This is really interesting! Do you guys feel this way when you write? I think I only do sometimes, and I would categorize those times as when I feel “inspired” or when “the muses speak to me”, etc. But it’s definitely not how I feel when I’m slogging away at something.

(via fixyourwritinghabits)

This is really weird because I’m pretty sure I wrote the comment right above this one, but it’s not sourced anywhere. Also weird that I can find something on Tumblr and be sure that I wrote it.

(via yeahwriters)
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
Simon Sinek (via forever-and-alwayss)
fkaxtwigs:

FKA twigs photographed by Dominick Sheldon (For NY Times)

fkaxtwigs:

FKA twigs photographed by Dominick Sheldon (For NY Times)

fursasaida:

LORD HAVE MERCY
fashionsfromhistory:

Urban Ensemble
c.Mid 19th Century
Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade City Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

Urban Ensemble

c.Mid 19th Century

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade City Museum

Once I got lost in a second-hand warehouse (the word “shop” doesn’t do it justice) and emerged with a bag full of hanks of fine, soft cotton yarn. And although I liked its original creamy colour, I like variegated yarns even more.

My first attempt at dyeing yarn was a laughable failure - after putting it in a dye bath with hibiscus petals, the cotton was paler, if anything. Given that I had no information on my yarn’s origins, method of production, and so on, I decided it’d be best to go with chemical fiber dyes.

So. My second attempt: amaranth, orange, salmon, and apricot (which doesn’t look like apricot at all, but it gives it a colder touch, so it’s okay). Am I proud? You bet.