“The difference between a Not Writer and a Writer is the difference between someone who *could* write and someone who *does*. A Not Writer is someone who experiences blocks and obstacles and timing issues and lets them prevent him or her from actually writing. A Not Writer may certainly be creative, insightful and capable of writing lyrical prose, but most of the time they’re too busy Not Writing to get any Writing done. That’s such a shame, such a waste, and that’s the reason I so often deploy Tough Love upon those who ask for advice.”

Alex Vance considers the problem of the Not-Writer, a fine addition to our ongoing archive on writing.  

The daily routines of famous writers should leave little doubt that the single most important skill in writing is the art of showing up.

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“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel  (via dingyfeathers)

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Playoff losses vs. playoff wins (X)

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What if the way we started made it something cursed from the start

Would you still wrap me up and tell me that you think this was smart

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:


Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.










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Fake Pockets: A How To

No, not good enough, Father. You must restore Lancelot to his rightful place, as a knight of Camelot.
Never. The law is the law. The Code bends for no man.
Then the code is wrong!

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Q: Boudreau just said you’re getting more like Jonathan Toews everyday, is that an insult or a compliment?

A: I don’t know what that means. Depends on which way you’re talking about.

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