"Cuckoldom Triumphant Or, Matrimonial Incontinence Vindicated" and other eighteenth-century novels of note.
The Toast has compiled a list of 18th century novels and they are equal parts charming and weird. New favorite book title: ‘Reft Rob; Or, The Witch Of Scot-Muir, Commonly Called Madge The Snoover.’ Or maybe just ‘Astonishment!!!’
These Thrift Store Paintings Were Old And Forgotten, But After This Artist Gets To Them? WOW.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
Rome’s Memento Mori Tombs
My first real copies of The Getaway God. Guess it’s too late for rewrites.
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I have a deep belief in the power of story. I know that what we create filters up into wider media. I know story can change the world. I’m also deeply motivated by my experience being dead broke poor, a place I never, ever want to be again. And I’m incredibly motivated by haters who say I can’t. By stats that say the game is rigged against me, by people who say I’m not good enough….
But I have to do the work. You have to do the work. You have to hack out the time. You have to believe. You have to get out of bed even when it all looks impossible, even when you’d rather dream than do.
Because at a certain point, the dreaming has to be over. Somebody has to do the work.
Forever and ever, it’s you who must do the work. In whatever way you can. For as long as you can. Because this is a marathon, a game of attrition, and if you’re going to play, you must play.
Hacking the Writing Life: On Being a Writer With Three Jobs
via Lauren Beukes