"Stop setting yourself
-Haiku on Perspective (via thatkindofwoman)
on fire for someone who
stays to watch you burn."
Anonymous asked: Any tips on writing?
Make sure what you’re writing about is important to you. If you’re afraid to share it, that’s good. Something that personal should be terrifying to share. Share it anyway. Believe in what you’re saying or no one else will. If you’re lying to your reader, make sure it’s intentional and you can explain why it was necessary. Writing fiction is not lying. Not believing in what you’re writing is lying. Don’t worry if it’s “good” or “bad” writing. Write whatever’s on your mind and then perfect it through editing. Use simple language and broad ideas. Get rid of the fluff. Don’t tell the reader how you feel, show them with details. Write often enough that the activity becomes a routine. It will feel easier then.
"You know, when you have kids, if you have kids, there’s something you should know, a very confusing thing they don’t tell you. You see so much of yourself in them. You see your ironic take on the world. You see your smile, your walk, your sense of humor, whatever. And you think they’re you. But they’re not you. And they shouldn’t have all of your baggage, your fear, and your insecurity, and your life experience, because that’s not fair. They have their own."-Parenthood (via anditslove)
Alexa Chung: There was a really upsetting one when Alex had written me a Valentine card and I had accidentally left it in a bar. And someone sold it to the Sun and then they printed it, and they changed it so it didn’t look like a Valentine card, and they just said it was a love letter. They slated him for being really soppy. Look, it’s my boyfriend and it’s Alex. Of course it’s gonna be written like a story.
Interviewer: Was he peeved?
Alexa Chung: He was really cool with it,and he said, ‘I’m not upset that everyone saw it because that’s the truth and I couldn’t give a shit.’ And then he went [Chung dons a comedy northern accent], ‘Eh, but at least you’ve got a copy of it now, eh?’