I tell people that I get dumber every time I read our comments section.
Donnie Douglas, Editor, The Robesonian, to Jim Romenesko. North Carolina Newspaper Cracks Down on Racial Comments.
The News: The paper is banning comments about race for stories that have nothing to do with race. Says Douglas: “We are not obligated to provide a forum for bigotry and hatred.”(via futurejournalismproject)
Every writer needs a fireplace. On publication day, an author should burn a copy of his book, to acknowledge that what he accomplished is negligible compared to what he imagined and intended. Only this kind of burnt offering might be acceptable to the Muse he has let down.Adam Kirsch, “Rocket and Lightship,” Poetry (via ecantwell)
YesSs! Now all I need to do is get a fireplace! Oh and of course before that I need to come up with a Pulitzer Award winning idea for a book, write all 500pgs of it, try to get it published & fail a couple times, finally get it published and then I’ll definitely throw a copy of it into the fireplace. But not before I bronze it and frame my first published work above said fireplace. :-P