Samantha K Smith

Writer. Reader. Adjunct Instructor. Marketer. MFA grad.

it’s Fall, kids!

“I believe that
your soul

and
my soul

are
very

old friends.

—   Mandeq Ahmed, Mates (via portails)

(via waitingforwinterr)

questionableadvice:

~ Etiquette at College, by Nellie Ballou, 1925

questionableadvice:

~ Etiquette at College, by Nellie Ballou, 1925

(via booklover)

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”

—   Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves 

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via booklover)

scottcheshire:

Get a Job (or How My Wife Let Me Quit and Write a Novel)
Recently, I was at a party with my wife, Kate, and we were cheering full champagne flutes, in honor of a friend’s success. He had just published his first novel, to great acclaim. We raised our glasses, and introduced ourselves to the other couples around us until someone kindly congratulated me on my book. Because hadn’t I just published a book, too? Before I could say one word, my wife — my very funny wife said when we first met, some twelve years before, my opening line was: “You know, I have a book coming out…”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-cheshire/get-a-job-or-how-my-wife-_b_5908646.html

scottcheshire:

Get a Job (or How My Wife Let Me Quit and Write a Novel)

Recently, I was at a party with my wife, Kate, and we were cheering full champagne flutes, in honor of a friend’s success. He had just published his first novel, to great acclaim. We raised our glasses, and introduced ourselves to the other couples around us until someone kindly congratulated me on my book. Because hadn’t I just published a book, too? Before I could say one word, my wife — my very funny wife said when we first met, some twelve years before, my opening line was: “You know, I have a book coming out…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-cheshire/get-a-job-or-how-my-wife-_b_5908646.html

thepenguinpress:

Hello October

thepenguinpress:

Hello October

The Unslanted Truth: a Conversation With Four Editors of Today's Premier Creative Nonfiction Literary Magazines | The Review Review

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.”

—   Carson Mccullers (via psych-facts)

(via down-lo)

“Write like it matters, and it will.”

amyjoburns:

"Romance was driving on a highway overpass, sitting in a dusky backseat, looking out the window. Picture yourself standing at the bridge covered in graffiti, peering over as the cars whoosh beneath, yelling into the wind with someone standing next to you." —Cinderland
Photo by Jared May

amyjoburns:

"Romance was driving on a highway overpass, sitting in a dusky backseat, looking out the window. Picture yourself standing at the bridge covered in graffiti, peering over as the cars whoosh beneath, yelling into the wind with someone standing next to you." —Cinderland

Photo by Jared May