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imtito:

It smells like heaven in here #Books #OldBookStore #BishopArtsDistrict

imtito:

It smells like heaven in here #Books #OldBookStore #BishopArtsDistrict

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Happy Birthday, James Franco, born 19 April 1978
Nine Quotes
Sometimes it is painful to be oneself; at other times it seems impossible to escape oneself.
Always have one artistic thing that is pure, at least one thing, where you don’t compromise. You can do other things to make money, but have one pure area.
I don’t even like to sleep - I feel as if there’s too much to do.
They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better.
I’m a huge Cormac McCarthy fan and have read every book of his.
Make your characters interested in something. Striving for something. In need of something. Good at something. This will make them likeable and interesting.
You also need love. Your characters need to love something, otherwise they will be unlovable.
There’s a tacit belief that actors shouldn’t write books, they’re sort of allowed to direct movies but there will be a lot of skepticism, and they shouldn’t do artwork or music. There are these invisible roadblocks to gain entree to these areas for actors, and you kind of have to crash through those invisible barriers.
You want to be interesting? Be interested.
Franco is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher, author and poet. His books include Palo Alto, Actors Anonymous: A Novel, and A California Childhood. Franco has also written, directed and starred in several short plays, two of which — Fool’s Gold and The Ape — he adapted into feature-length films. He wrote and directed the film Good Time Max.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, James Franco, born 19 April 1978

Nine Quotes

  1. Sometimes it is painful to be oneself; at other times it seems impossible to escape oneself.
  2. Always have one artistic thing that is pure, at least one thing, where you don’t compromise. You can do other things to make money, but have one pure area.
  3. I don’t even like to sleep - I feel as if there’s too much to do.
  4. They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better.
  5. I’m a huge Cormac McCarthy fan and have read every book of his.
  6. Make your characters interested in something. Striving for something. In need of something. Good at something. This will make them likeable and interesting.
  7. You also need love. Your characters need to love something, otherwise they will be unlovable.
  8. There’s a tacit belief that actors shouldn’t write books, they’re sort of allowed to direct movies but there will be a lot of skepticism, and they shouldn’t do artwork or music. There are these invisible roadblocks to gain entree to these areas for actors, and you kind of have to crash through those invisible barriers.
  9. You want to be interesting? Be interested.

Franco is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher, author and poet. His books include Palo Alto, Actors Anonymous: A Noveland A California Childhood. Franco has also written, directed and starred in several short plays, two of which — Fool’s Gold and The Ape — he adapted into feature-length films. He wrote and directed the film Good Time Max.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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#James Franco  #Literary Birthday  #Amanda Patterson  #Writers Write 
word-stuck:

Many languages do not differentiate between certain colors on the visible spectrum and do not have separate terms for blue and green. (submitted by kittenxdream; corrected by time-space-and-poetry)

word-stuck:

Many languages do not differentiate between certain colors on the visible spectrum and do not have separate terms for blue and green. (submitted by kittenxdream; corrected by time-space-and-poetry)

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theparisreview:

“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.

theparisreview:

“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”

Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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21 Signs You're Suffering From A Book Hangover →

You must read this if you love books. It’s adorable.

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The Top 10 Writing Posts for March 2014 →

These were the Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in March 2014.

  1. Your Writing Style - Which famous writer’s style is most like your own? 
  2. The Six Defining Characteristics of Strong Female Protagonists  - Strong women in fiction
  3. 39 Synonyms for Run - A resource for writers
  4. Writing Children’s Books - A Cheat Sheet
  5. Crime Writing for Beginners - An Infographic
  6. Reasons not to write a book - a comic for writers
  7. Commercial or Literary? What is the difference between a commercial and a literary plot? 
  8. Breaking the Blues – how to write even when you don’t feel like it 
  9. Writing Sex Scenes - Part One 
  10. Writing Sex Scenes - Part Two - Six Male Archetypes 
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#Writers Write  #Writing Advice  #The Top 10 Writing Posts for March 2014 
18th century Georgian bookcase in Louis Navarrete’s apartment in Manhattan

18th century Georgian bookcase in Louis Navarrete’s apartment in Manhattan

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#bookshelves  #interiors