17 1 / 2013
"No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better."
Erin Bow (via writersrelief)
It reminds me of this quote from Angels in America that I think about whenever I worry about things like this, you know, existentially:
Nothing’s lost forever. In this world, there’s a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we’ve left behind, and dreaming ahead.
17 1 / 2013
best sign omg
Right outside the most LGBT-inclusive church in the country. :)
16 1 / 2013
Just something I was thinking of when I was doing an edit that I wanted to pass on: the end of a sentence is the most important part, so whenever possible, make sure the end of your sentence is where the umph is.
At the end of the day, he’s always going to be an asshole.
He’s always going to be an asshole, at the end of the day.
The end of the day is not the important part of this sentence; the unnamed asshole is. End with that and give your sentences more impact.
*to the anon who asked about dialogue tags, yes, I am happy to do a post on that. I’ll put it next on my list!