John Hodgman adds to our archive of advice to writers, echoing Ray Bradbury’s insistence on quantity and Kurt Vonnegut’s case for personal experience as the key to writing style.
Writing is easy. You just stare at a blank piece of paper until your forehead bleeds.
Douglas Adams (via rcjohnso)
Can we just take a moment and say: How great were these two last night? (How great are they, period.)
Here is an awesome timeline from New York Magazine of their friendship that will make you totally misty-eyed. (If you’re at all a sucker like me.):
Their best friendship is our best friendship. It reminds us that people are kind and funny and able to photobomb each other. So, let us walk you through the history of mankind’s greatest friendship since Jesus and whichever apostle he liked best.
image via The Guardian
Writing is like breathing, it’s possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what.
Julia Cameron, The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life (via larmoyante)
What’s that? You’re hungry? OK, here’s some wet food.
What now? You want me to shovel the crap outta your litter box? Wow, this stuff really does clumpify!
OK, you want attention now. I have time. I’ll pet you. I don’t need to look for a job. I can’t anyway since you’re sitting on my keyboard.
I get it. You don’t want the dog to sniff your butt so you’re hiding out on my lap. That’s flattering. Hey, that’s my sandwich! You have Friskies!