21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

(Reblogged) Numbers 2, 3, and 13… I about died laughing, but if its true… I just need to know, if number 13 is true, then why do we go to college to become editors and authors?

Thought Catalog

A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one an artist.

Even the great writers of our time have tried and failed and failed some more. Vladimir Nabokov received a harsh rejection letter from Knopf upon submitting Lolita, which would later go on to sell fifty million copies. Sylvia Plath’s first rejection letter for The Bell Jar read, “There certainly isn’t enough genuine talent for us to take notice.” Gertrude Stein received a cruel rejection letter that mocked her style. Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way earned him a sprawling rejection letter regarding the reasons he should simply give up writing all together. Tim Burton’s first illustrated book, The Giant Zlig, got the thumbs down from Walt Disney Productions, and even Jack Kerouac’s perennial On the Road received a particularly blunt…

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Do I have to go to physics?

I am currently sitting in the slightly spider-infested upstairs study area of the engineering building on my school campus. I realized shortly after leaving my first class today that I forgot my headphones in my room! Not pleased about this little fact. I also really do NOT want to go to physics. The last four lectures have been the same exact material and the reading for today was the same reading we had for the previous four lectures. I took physics last year in high school, and am honestly debating whether or not I should go to physics today. The only reason to go, honestly, is that the teacher for the lecture before mine looks like Einstein. He seriously reminds me of those little Einstein bobble heads in Night at the Museum 2. Those little guys cracked me up almost as much as the stone head in the first one–“Dum dum bring gum gum?” 

I keep trying to get a picture of him but he always runs away before I can. He’s like an Einstein ninja… Anyways, it’s time for me to head to class (boring). Have fun!