Good design is subtractive

“Design that communicates efficiently is typically more subtractive than additive.” [read more]

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Quote: yet we cannot look away

“With e-mail, which is checked minute to minute… All day long, light is being beamed into our eyes…. accelerating change in how we read has enormous physical and behavioral consequences…. yet we cannot look away…”

—John Freeman

NaNoWriMo: Why November Is the Best Month to Write

“I’d recommend aiming for 30k-50k. . . . So it’s up to you, depending on  how much time you’ve got, how fast you type, . . .

via NaNoWriMo: Why November Is the Best Month to Write.

Quote: the journey is your narrative

“The process of writing . . . is . . . a journey by boat. . . . If you get distracted or allow yourself to drift, you will never make it to the destination. . . . The journey is your narrative.”

—Walter Mosley

Quote: The ancient Celts distinguished the poet…

“The ancient Celts… distinguished the poet, who was originally a priest and judge as well and whose person was sacrosanct, from the mere gleeman. He was in Irish called fili, a seer, which is Welsh derwydd, or oak-seer, which is the probable derivation of Druid. Even kings came under his moral tutelage.”

–Robert Graves

Quote: “Two attributes of a poet…”

“Two attributes of a poet, avidity of the eye and the desire to describe that which he sees.”

–Czeslaw Milosz

Quote: “poems are like dreams…”

But poems are like dreams: in them you put what you don’t know you know.

Adrienne Rich, ‘When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision’ On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (via thedaysarenotfullenough) (via libraryland)

100TPC Quote Brian Sneeden

100TPC QUOTE Sneeden

From 100 Thousand Poets for Change Asheville, a quote from a poem by Brian Sneeden: “It is possible to have everything… or at least twenty dollars…”

100TPC Quote Britt Kaufmann

100TPC QUOTE Kaufmann

From 100 Thousand Poets for Change Asheville, a quote from a poem by Britt Kaufmann: “They have sold their own inheritance…”

100TPC Quote Caleb Beissert

100TPC QUOTE Beissert

From 100 Thousand Poets for Change Asheville, a quote from a poem by Caleb Beissert: “A home where the family never can return…”