rejections + rain = motivation

i recently wrote about being rejected (by editors, not men) over at my new blog, mahliska submits

it’s going to rain all weekend, which is good motivation to stay indoors and write and submit some more. 

#litquakers tend to congregate around a bar, any bar :) #litquake #twitquake  (Taken with Instagram)

#litquakers tend to congregate around a bar, any bar :) #litquake #twitquake (Taken with Instagram)

Let the consumption of literature and libations begin! #litquake #twitquake (Taken with Instagram)

Let the consumption of literature and libations begin! #litquake #twitquake (Taken with Instagram)

litquake:

Ramblin’ Reckless Hobo: A Woody Guthrie Tribute
Join Litquake for this singular evening of music, words, and multimedia celebrating the 100th birthday of America’s “Oklahoma Cowboy.” Woody Guthrie was nothing less than a unique and extraordinary singer/songer, folk musician, poet, and author of hundreds of political songs, children’s tunes, and ballads, many of them performed on a guitar bearing the message “This Machine Kills Fascists.” His music has been sung by and influenced generations of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, and Billy Bragg. With Guthrie biographer Ed Cray, host Country Joe McDonald, Jill Olson (with Paula Frazer and Kim Fowler), Alan Kaufman, Chris Carlsson, Bryan McPherson, Jay Farrar, Eddy Joe Cotton, and many surprise guests!
Co-presented by KALW 91.7FM
October 7, 2012 - 8:00 PM Z Space 450 Florida St.$15 advance / $20 at door Tickets are going quick! Buy them here!

litquake:

Ramblin’ Reckless Hobo: A Woody Guthrie Tribute

Join Litquake for this singular evening of music, words, and multimedia celebrating the 100th birthday of America’s “Oklahoma Cowboy.” Woody Guthrie was nothing less than a unique and extraordinary singer/songer, folk musician, poet, and author of hundreds of political songs, children’s tunes, and ballads, many of them performed on a guitar bearing the message “This Machine Kills Fascists.” His music has been sung by and influenced generations of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, and Billy Bragg. With Guthrie biographer Ed Cray, host Country Joe McDonaldJill Olson (with Paula Frazer and Kim Fowler), Alan KaufmanChris CarlssonBryan McPherson, Jay FarrarEddy Joe Cotton, and many surprise guests!

Co-presented by KALW 91.7FM

October 7, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Z Space 450 Florida St.
$15 advance / $20 at door
Tickets are going quick! Buy them here!

lmc:

litquake:

Happy Thursday to all of you Tumblr-ers!
After months of toiling over Litquake’s 2012 festival program, we’re glad to say we’re finally finished. We will certainly have printed copies during the festival, but if you are all too excited to plan for your week of literary mayhem, you can click here for the artfully done 2012 PDF.

Two more weeks!

here we gooooo! 

lmc:

litquake:

Happy Thursday to all of you Tumblr-ers!

After months of toiling over Litquake’s 2012 festival program, we’re glad to say we’re finally finished. We will certainly have printed copies during the festival, but if you are all too excited to plan for your week of literary mayhem, you can click here for the artfully done 2012 PDF.

Two more weeks!

here we gooooo! 

more writing prompts AKA snippets of conversations overheard while (accidentally) dropping eaves


"Is America everything you thought it would be?"

"She fell off the balance beam! She shouldn’t get a medal!"

"It doesn’t snow here but we do get some pretty heavy hail."

"We have a slew of questions for you techy types."

(Source: litquake)

Snippets of conversations I heard at work today and plan to use as writing prompts

-> “And that is how stenographers make their money.”

-> ” He asked me if you were pregnant and I just said, I don’t know.” And then they all giggled.

-> “Be good…and if you can’t be good, be careful.”

heartmelt <3
rocketboom:

Cute overload
Via

heartmelt <3

rocketboom:

Cute overload

Via

(via johncabrera)

"Love breaks my
bones and I
laugh"

Charles Bukowski (via litquake)

(via litquake)