Rum & Ink

Writing can be difficult. Cocktails help.
kateoplis:

“A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.
The texts will be held in a specially designed room in the New Public Deichmanske Library, Oslo. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.”

Margaret Atwood will be the first writer to contribute to The Future Library.

No words for how much I love this.

kateoplis:

A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.

The texts will be held in a specially designed room in the New Public Deichmanske Library, Oslo. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.”

Margaret Atwood will be the first writer to contribute to The Future Library.

No words for how much I love this.

shortformblog:

Every decent writer has to have a great tool.  My tool of choice has long been the Mac-based Markdown editor Mou. Created as a spare-time project by a developer named Chen Luo, the editor is now the target of an IndieGoGo campaign, which you can donate to over here.
Mou makes writing such a pleasure, and I’ve written thousands of articles on it over the years. But it’s long been running on donations, only. A crowdfunding campaign could truly push it over the edge as it aims for more features. Consider this an endorsement of an amazing tool. — Ernie @ SFB

A wonderful tool that deserves support!

shortformblog:

Every decent writer has to have a great tool.  My tool of choice has long been the Mac-based Markdown editor Mou. Created as a spare-time project by a developer named Chen Luo, the editor is now the target of an IndieGoGo campaign, which you can donate to over here.

Mou makes writing such a pleasure, and I’ve written thousands of articles on it over the years. But it’s long been running on donations, only. A crowdfunding campaign could truly push it over the edge as it aims for more features. Consider this an endorsement of an amazing tool. — Ernie @ SFB

A wonderful tool that deserves support!

The Time of Tumult

I’ve been seriously neglecting both my writing and this blog as of late. But there’s a good reason for it and wrote all about it on my companion blog!

An engrossing documentary on an enigmatic figure. It seems almost trite to talking about The Catcher in the Rye now,but there’s no denying the mystery and allure of Salinger as a figure.  

An engrossing documentary on an enigmatic figure. It seems almost trite to talking about The Catcher in the Rye now,but there’s no denying the mystery and allure of Salinger as a figure.  

Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability.

—So Amtrak actually did it; they created a writer residency program. Fans of writing inside a moving vehicle for thousands of miles, this program is for you. (via shortformblog)

I dig this