August 30, 2014
"What does the brain matter compared with the heart?"

— Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (via wordsnquotes)

(via she-was-too-fond-of-books)

August 29, 2014
45 Things I Want to See Less of in Stories (Worldbuilding Edition)

elumish:

  1. Dramatic religious shifts in <50 years
  2. Arbitrary returns to Roman/Greek systems
  3. Worlds with one continent
  4. Arbitrary homophobia
  5. Heterogeneous technologically-limited rural areas
  6. Worlds with one religion/method of worship
  7. Skin color as the only means of differentiation
  8. Earth-based morality
  9. Arbitrary caste systems
  10. Cities founded in areas with no water
  11. Agriculture in areas with no water
  12. Everyone having the same weather all the time
  13. Technology not being consistent
  14. Swift changes in political ideology
  15. Every state having the same political structure
  16. Lack of trade
  17. Everyone having Western Abrahamic views on gender/sexuality
  18. American and European animals living in the same place
  19. Lack of biodiversity
  20. Death rites being the same everywhere
  21. Burying people in marshy swampland prone to flooding
  22. Access to the same food everywhere
  23. Agriculture that doesn’t match the climate
  24. Foods that exist because of genetic modification existing in nature (i.e. bananas)
  25. Everything being based in middle ages -> Victorian-era Western culture/technology level
  26. Magic having no effect on technological development
  27. Religions irrelevant to the land they are based in
  28. Indigenous skin-color unrelated to climate
  29. Climate unrelated to geographic location
  30. Homogenous port/trade cities
  31. Access to technology by lower class
  32. States with no human rights laws
  33. Immediate rebuilding after wars
  34. Long periods of time with absolute peace
  35. Lack of international organizations
  36. Western-based organizational structures
  37. Western-based human rights ideas
  38. Capitalism
  39. Clean streets with no sewage system
  40. Clean water with no sewage system
  41. Science that makes no sense
  42. Governments hated by everybody
  43. Governments with one political party/ideology
  44. Lack of communication between states
  45. Lack of immigration

(via writeworld)

August 29, 2014

book-adddict:

Just realized… I´m Candace!

(Source: goldensnidget-, via bookshelfblogger)

August 28, 2014
"she was special and unique because unlike other girls she read a book and drank a tea and didnt talk about a clothes"

young adult authors everywhere 

 

#she was also hetero and she liked to look at the stars at night

#And she was an old soul who raised herself, also her eyes were deep pools

#And she didn’t wear makeup but it was okay because she had flawless skin anyway

(via beepboopboopbeep)

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August 28, 2014
"I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me."

— George Orwell, 1984    (via re-examine)

(Source: feellng, via tellmethatdoyoulike)

August 27, 2014
Attention all Writrs!!!!!!!

writrs:

We are quickly approaching our next follower land mark of 2000 followers! (41 to go!)

Camille and I will be putting together something for a celebratory giveaway, but we are still working on the details for the prizes.

The main reason I’m making this post though, is to invite our community to be…

August 27, 2014
"Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light."

— Turkish Proverb (via catic)

(Source: rad-rainbows, via reveseveilles)

August 27, 2014
Describing: Emotions

writing-questions-answered:

August 26, 2014
"She forgot about time, about yesterday and about tomorrow."

Cicada by Moira McKinnon (via treesofreverie)

August 26, 2014
explore-blog:

David Foster Wallace on writing, self-improvement, and how we become who we area – remarkably wide-ranging interview from 2006

explore-blog:

David Foster Wallace on writing, self-improvement, and how we become who we area – remarkably wide-ranging interview from 2006

(via booksandpublishing)

August 25, 2014
"A writer never takes a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing."

— Eugène Ionesco (via maxkirin)

(via ailurophiley)

August 25, 2014
"One cannot escape from oneself; that is why one should dare to let oneself go ever further in one’s own personality."

— Friedrich Nietzsche, from Selected Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)

(via englishmajorinrepair)

August 24, 2014
Attention all Writrs!!!!!!!

We are quickly approaching our next follower land mark of 2000 followers! (41 to go!)

Camille and I will be putting together something for a celebratory giveaway, but we are still working on the details for the prizes.

The main reason I’m making this post though, is to invite our community to be a part of the giveaway. Have you published a book? Do you make writing-related products (notebooks, journals, etc.)? Have an Etsy shop where you make book-related things? Do you have a burning desire to promote yourself, your blog or website, or your whatever? If you have anything you would like us to include as a prize to give we would love to help promote you too!

If so, send us a message, or reply to this post and let us know what you would like to share. Thanks to all of our followers for making this blog a wonderful place for writrs.

(Do you have something to share?)

August 24, 2014

j-al-givens said: check out my writing blog? I love this page and it's content!

Hey Writrs,

Check out J. Al. Givens, a fan who writes flash fiction and short stories. Thank you j-al-givens for your support! We’re glad you like our site!

Have a writing blog? Send us a message and maybe we’ll feature you next!

August 24, 2014

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

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