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Atlanta. Hedonist.

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  1. "One of my main regrets in life is giving considerable thought to inconsiderate people."

     - Jarod Kintz  (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: themarke, via thatkindofwoman)

  2. 10 Rules of Fiction Writing as Culled by The Guardian | Man Repeller

    1. If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. - Elmore Leonard

    2. You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there’s no free lunch. Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you’re on your own. ­Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine. - Margaret Atwood

    3. Do be kind to yourself. Fill pages as quickly as possible; double space, or write on every second line. Regard every new page as a small triumph ­–

    4. – Until you get to Page 50. Then calm down, and start worrying about the quality. Do feel anxiety – it’s the job. - Roddy Doyle

    5. Don’t worry about posterity – as Larkin (no sentimentalist) observed “What will survive of us is love”. – Helen Dunmore

    6. Do it every day. Make a habit of putting your observations into words and gradually this will become instinct. This is the most important rule of all and, naturally, I don’t follow it. - Geoff Dyer

    7. Write whatever way you like. Fiction is made of words on a page; reality is made of something else. It doesn’t matter how “real” your story is, or how “made up”: what matters is its necessity. - Anne Enright

    8. You see more sitting still than chasing after. – Jonathan Franzen

    9. Be your own editor/critic. Sympathetic but merciless! - Joyce Carol Oates

    10. Read like mad. But try to do it analytically – which can be hard, because the better and more compelling a novel is, the less conscious you will be of its devices. - Sarah Waters

  3. "Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste."

     - Cary Grant  (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: manofinterest, via thatkindofwoman)

  4. Had a successful Sunday: Got a proper brunch, enjoyed the warm weather, and snagged these new chairs for $50 each! Many thanks to @mollywootten for helping me schlep these up 2 blocks. You’re the best. ❤️ Had a successful Sunday: Got a proper brunch, enjoyed the warm weather, and snagged these new chairs for $50 each! Many thanks to @mollywootten for helping me schlep these up 2 blocks. You’re the best. ❤️
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    Had a successful Sunday: Got a proper brunch, enjoyed the warm weather, and snagged these new chairs for $50 each! Many thanks to @mollywootten for helping me schlep these up 2 blocks. You’re the best. ❤️

  5. "Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."

  6. Makin' Ads: Writers, Be a Word Nerd

    My mother corrects my grammar. Still. If I send an email and incorrectly use I as an object, she will let me know (I did the other day, and she let me know about it).

    Odds are, you don’t have my mother. But hopefully you have someone who has instilled in you the importance of understanding how to write well. (I’m speaking primarily to writers here, but art directors who can write are awesome.)

    Great art directors know their craft inside and out. They get off on serifs and kerning and leading, and it irritates them if you use the words “font” and “typeface” interchangeably. But for some reason, a lot of writers place less importance on their wordsmithing. “I suck at drawing” is a terrible reason to become a copywriter.

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  7. Consolation prize for not planning ahead: look at that view! (at San Simeon, CA) Consolation prize for not planning ahead: look at that view! (at San Simeon, CA)
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    Consolation prize for not planning ahead: look at that view! (at San Simeon, CA)


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  9. RITA ORA - I Will Never Let You Down (by RitaOraVEVO)

    So catchy.

  10. Butt (at Trou Normand) Butt (at Trou Normand)
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    Butt (at Trou Normand)

  11. SF rite of passage (at Tartine Bakery) SF rite of passage (at Tartine Bakery)
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    SF rite of passage (at Tartine Bakery)

  12. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: “How To Make a Courtesan au Chocolat” (by FoxSearchlight)

  13. Picked up some lilac on the way home today. Picked up some lilac on the way home today.
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    Picked up some lilac on the way home today.

  14. 霓虹的製作 The Making of Neon Signs | NEONSIGNS.HK 探索霓虹 (by wkcda)

  15. John Cleese Explaining Stupidity (by MrFantabuloso)