Wipe your feet on the cat before you come in.. don't worry he's into that kind of thing. . Take your seats, the show is about to begin.

I’ll be taking on the beast soon.

(Source: imnotviciousreally, via thepenguinpress)


daniel radcliffe is a treasure to be protected

I thought this was going to be a joke about Dobby… I’m… unsatisfied.

(Source: podalecki, via when-harry-met-cherry)

Just a rough cover I put together today. It needs work but I’m still pleased with it.

This is just a quick cover of Princess of China that I’m working on. A first edit and recording, hopefully this piece will evolve quite nicely with the opportunity to put in a guitar and a lovely male voice at some point in the not-so-distant future.

13 Essential Essays for Writers



Earlier this week we posted a list of our favourite essays for writers. Today the consistently excellent Amanda Oliver got in touch to tell us about her three favourites:

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes by Stephen King - Short, sharp advice on everything from talent and self-criticism to having fun and entertaining your audience

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Neil Gaiman - A meditation on inspriation

Those Words That Echo…Echo…Echo Through Life by Jamaica Kincaid - Another great essay from the the New York Times Writers on Writing series

And in case you missed it, here is the original list:

On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

If anyone else out there has any suggestions, get in touch!