Every single day I get emails from aspiring writers asking my advice about how...– John Green (x)
Do it everyday for awhile,” my father kept saying. “Do it as you would do scales...– Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird, xxii. (via danscribing)
(Avengers was 29) 30. Detention Saw this at a Q&A screening with Joseph Khan - the director. He paid for this out of his own pocket. Don’t think anyone is going to see it. It played like it was shooting for something between Heathers and Scream - but fell short of both. Loved how it was shot - but it just seemed overly complex and rushed. He’s a music video guy - but the...
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than...– Robert Frost (via vidaversicolor)
With writing, we have second chances.– Jonathan Safran Foer (via kayhol)
If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not...– Louis L’Amour (via therealkdgreen)
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making...– Kurt Vonnegut (via sirmitchell)
DeNiro on Digital:
I’ll tell you what I know about digital. There’s the RED camera which you don’t have to reload all the time, so that saves time. You don’t have to sit around for every 10-minute film magazine, so it goes much faster. You can do take after take without wasting time. Certain filmmakers like to work fast and feel the momentum, and the actors also, everybody gets into it and...
Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak...– Natalia Goldberg (via thecivilvoice)
I don’t think that writers or painters or film-makers function because they have...– Director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 1999) (via criterioncorner)
So I got into a fan only screening in San Diego for the Avengers yesterday. The LA screening was full in minutes - and I quickly scanned for the next closest one and it was in SD. 2 hours away. But it was the Avengers. The only trick with these screenings is getting in. And here in LA if you go to a free screening - you need to be there at least 2 hours early. Wasn’t sure how it...
24. War Horse Beautiful film to look at. Mostly boring to watch. Felt like it was all filmed on a stage. 25. Jack and Jill Silly. Stupid. Silly. I laughed a few times - and was slightly charmed by Adam Sandler as a woman. But what a crazy film. Best part - Norm MacDonald clinging to a light in the men’s room. 26. Puss in Boots Not a whole lot of fun to be had in this film. Did...
Everything in the world is trying to distract you from getting something on the...– Jim Behrle @ The Awl (via moltenart)
I’ve got a folder full of rejection slips that I keep. Know why? Because those...– MaryJanice Davidson (via planb-becomeapirate)
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.– Ben Franklin (via jumpinafterme)
I wake up, shower, have a coffee, watch telly, go to town, buy some food, potter...– Russel T. Davies - the Writer’s Tale (via pinkand-yellow)
Writing Quote of the Day
theblackheartpoetess: “The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell, together, as quickly as possible.”~ Mark Twain