Beach Foam Baby
writing tip #882:


if your beta readers tell you parts of your story are good but unnecessary, keep them to release two versions of your book: the author’s cut, and the killjoy edition

"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end."

Something I guess kind of good about depression is it slows my mind down enough so I have the patience/ attention span to appreciate things I usually can’t even tolerate. I am able to listen sad, acoustic music and read poetry.

I don’t think its an accident or unnatural that depression is “romanticized.”

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One of the things I love about Sam Herring is that he is aleays willing to say “Yeah, this song/album is about a certain relationship or a person that I knew.”

I feel like a lot of musicians try to be all flighty and mysterious about stuff like that…it’s always “this song could apply to a lot of things” or “it’s a mix of reality and fiction” blah blah

And he’s like…Yeah I was dating this girl and it didn’t work out so I wrote this song about it.

"I’ve got a
lot of good
ideas but not
one that
will get me
Eileen Myles  (via onlinebabe)


It’s too hot *opens window* in comes 20 flies, 8 spiders, 17 daddy long legs, 50 moths, 3 dragons and 12 Jehovah’s witnesses.


my favorite aesthetic is cheap, unsettling motel that you stay in while on a desert road trip

like bright neon signs, humidity-filled hallways, and rooms with televisions that only play static-y game shows

complete with uncomfortable sheets and the feeling that someone is watching you