Stephanie Corral
I think little birds come to your window and help you get dressed in the morning.
Roger
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Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Both are full of tricks and techniques. Basically very little magic and a lot of hard work are involved.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (via merlin)

My roommate in Madrid was obsessed with Marquez’s work. She let me borrow this book, which was the first novel I read in Spanish. I couldn’t put it down. 

Thank you for giving us Macondo and the Buendias, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 

(Source: novelfirstsentences)

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I find myself criticizing archery form while watching TV or films. Don’t even get me started on “The Avengers.”
I saw this picture in today’s Daily News and immediately thought, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. Anchor point! The string isn’t even touching her face! Oh my god, look at her elbow.
I need help.

I find myself criticizing archery form while watching TV or films. Don’t even get me started on “The Avengers.”

I saw this picture in today’s Daily News and immediately thought, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. Anchor point! The string isn’t even touching her face! Oh my god, look at her elbow.

I need help.

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1. I met Billy Collins after his reading last night. He’s the reason I fell in love with contemporary poetry in high school. He was my gateway poet. I had so much I wanted to say to him but in the end, I shook his hand and struggled to remember how to speak in complete sentences while he signed all my books. I’ve never been so starstruck in my life.

2. I’ve been walking on a cloud since Tuesday. I went on a job interview for a full-time bilingual writing position and was offered the job on the spot. It’s a fun and creative working environment (everyone at the company has nicknames and gets free lunch!) It’s pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted. It took me a while to get here, but I’m so glad I didn’t give up.

3. Here’s a poem Billy read last night that made me laugh out loud.

4. I have a feeling 27 is going to be a good year.

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I shot my entire quiver from the 32-yard line with my eyes closed and well, none of my arrows ended up in the hill. Progress! One of them hit the target, so there’s that. My arc is good but I need to work on transferring. Shooting blind is just as hard as it sounds. 

Also, we discussed Doctor Who, jazz and Wes Anderson films in between rounds. 

I have found my people. 

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