Whenever you spend a lot of time doing something you love, you’re bound to come across a few things that just bother you. Vacationing, for instance, is wonderful. But you also have to wait on security at the airport. Not fun. Food is also great. But you have to pay for it. Not fun.
A young man once found a ring abandoned at the bottom of a river. He dove in and grabbed it. He held onto the ring and realized, one day, he wasn’t aging. As long as he had it in his possession, he wouldn’t die. So he held onto it for a long time.
If you are a man and you want to be a writer, you have two things you must do: 1. Write a book; and 2. Look more like Ernest Hemingway. That is the curriculum.
The Romantic poets have a special place in every English major’s heart. John Keats was a young genius taken too early by consumption. Lord Byron was a complicated womanizer, equally disdained and adored. Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley were the young couple at the center.
Everybody has their TBR lists set for the next several months. Maybe you have that book you’ve been meaning to read, and then a book your friend is dying for you to read.
Not that there’s anything wrong with Rupi Kaur. She's sold hundreds of millions of copies of her book. You can't argue with those numbers. She's the most popular poet around.
English majors are known for a handful of personality traits. They are quiet, compassionate, maybe a little shy. But they’re not known for their gargantuan sex drives. Maybe they should be. Sup, ladies?
As a former adjunct professor of creative writing, I can't offer the world much besides $4 for one cup of tea and my teaching stories. I've already spent $4 for a cup of tea this week, so I am now going to share with you my limited teaching wisdom.
Find yourself constantly on the go? Constantly commuting without a moment to sit back and read that book you've been dying to tear into? You want to stick your headphones into your ears, but simply don't have the desire to listen to any variety of music.
Funny writers are weirdly rare. There’s Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, um. J. K. Rowling writes funny things sometimes. Oh, Douglas Adams! Steve Martin wrote a book. Amy Schumer too.