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“For structure: Choose a story you admire and want to understand more deeply from a craft perspective. Read it several times. Read it as many times as you can stomach. Outline it paragraph-by-paragraph, section-by-section. What happens in each paragraph? What is the function of that paragraph? If the story is divided into sections, what is the purpose of each of those sections? Then write your own story using the outline of the story you admire. This is not a quick exercise. Give yourself time to read, think, process, and write deliberately. Give yourself a week or two.”

As a literary technique, imitation is usually thought of as an amateur move, despite the number of classic works that began as overt acts of mimicry. At the Ploughshares blog, Anca Szilagyi comes up with several prompts for writers who want to imitate thoughtfully. (via millionsmillions)

sadyoutube:

"The 1st time I heard this track I was living in Sweden as a new immigrant. I was about to go to work in a factory (easy immigrant work). 4AM and my eyes and my mind were still tired as hell. I would have a quick breakfast and watch whatever was on TV so early in the morn with the volume super low to let my GF sleep. Barely alive and drooling, this video suddenly comes on on MTV and right away I’m transfixed and wide awake. For the rest of the day, all I could think about was this song. Wonderful"
-  borowczyk76, “My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows When (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)”

sadyoutube:

"The 1st time I heard this track I was living in Sweden as a new immigrant. I was about to go to work in a factory (easy immigrant work). 4AM and my eyes and my mind were still tired as hell. I would have a quick breakfast and watch whatever was on TV so early in the morn with the volume super low to let my GF sleep. Barely alive and drooling, this video suddenly comes on on MTV and right away I’m transfixed and wide awake. For the rest of the day, all I could think about was this song. Wonderful"

-  borowczyk76, “My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows When (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

““The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” - Dorothy Parker”

– What is your morning writing ritual? (via thetinhouse)