Detail of a work in progress by Alice Kendall, at Wonderland Tattoo in Portland, OR
The most indelible writing exercise I was ever taught was to copy, either by typing or by hand, a favorite piece of prose.– Ethan Hauser (via millionsmillions)
Tom Waits with his Underwood no. 5 typewriter
Although Tom Waits is a musician, there were some great writers who used an Underwood No.5 to create their stories. Here are a few:
1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. Robert E. Howard
3. M.F.K. Fisher
4. Margaret Mitchell
5. Upton Sinclair (No. 5 & 6)
6. James Thurber
7. E.B. White
8. Carl Sandburg
9. Erle Stanley Gardner
10. Kevin McGowin
11. Georges Perec
Even Douglas Fairbanks used one when he wrote.
1930’s Teen Delinquents
i.e. life role models
I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.
I want to write about these girls.
When I was a teenager my mother found my grandmother’s (her mother) school scrapbook. It included things like photos, notes, and a two page spread of every demerit she ever received over the course of her formal education. Each of them set aside with little tags like she was so fucking proud of them. They were all for things like, “Unladylike behavior” or, “Skirt too short” or, “refuses to listen to authority”. I loved that spread so much.
I always have to reblog this.