July 30, 2014

davidjwest:

You don’t want the opinion of another writer.

Ha! This!

(Source: hiddlestughn, via audiejinks)

July 30, 2014
"If you’re a writer, your first duty, a duty you owe to yourself and your readers, and to your writing itself, is to become wonderful. To become the best writer you can possibly be."

— Theodora Goss (via writingquotes)

July 29, 2014
"Writers are the exorcists of their own demons."

— Mario Vargas Llosa (via maxkirin)

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July 29, 2014
The Four Reasons To Use Dramatic Irony In Your Story

amandaonwriting:

When we teach our Writers Write course, we find that people are often unsure about using dramatic irony.

Dramatic Irony - What is it?

Dramatic irony is a story-telling device. It is when you give your reader plot information that the main character doesn’t have until later on in the story. Sometimes you want to keep all the characters in the dark about a major plot point that will only be revealed in the climax.

The Ironic Statement

When using dramatic irony, it should tie in with your theme. The characters must make a statement in the story, through dialogue or action, which throws the absurdity, danger, or emotion of the scene into relief. The dialogue will usually have a changed or opposite meaning. Similarly, the action will be misconstrued in some way, or cause a complication.

Here are the four reasons why you would use dramatic irony in a story, together with four examples, and their ironic statements. 

by Anthony Ehlers for Writers Write

July 28, 2014

beckyhop:

butterflyslinky:

thatisludicrous:

gayyyybriel:

lokid-fallen-angel:

whalelovingattitude:

castiel-angel-of-the-tardis:

humourous-fallen-angel:

ben-c:

since so many people are a fan of my insults, i’ve made a curse-free insult generator at the request of a very enthusiastic anon

here u go, bud

YOU REPULSIVE CELERY STICK.

YOU OBTUSE PUMPKIN SEED

You SORDID BALLPOINT PEN

You ARROGANT DESK LAMP 

YOU REPULSIVE JAR OF RADISH

DERISORY KNITTING NEEDLE

SUPERFLUOUS CACTUS!

ABSOLUTE CABBAGE

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July 28, 2014
rnanqo:

An actual text I sent my friend this week

rnanqo:

An actual text I sent my friend this week

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July 27, 2014

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July 27, 2014
"I’m most alive when I’m writing."

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July 26, 2014
"At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon."

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via fitzgeraldquotes)

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July 26, 2014
"One of the ready advantages of writing a road or quest story is that it mirrors the experience of writing a novel."

— Chang-Rae Lee (via maxkirin)

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July 25, 2014
"Rereading parts of your novel while writing is like doubling back and rerunning parts of a marathon midrace."

— Chris Baty (via diy-author)

July 25, 2014
"Gramps says that I am a country girl by heart, and that is true."

— first line of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (via newberymedalbooks)

July 24, 2014
amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – Jane Yolen

amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – Jane Yolen

July 24, 2014

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July 23, 2014
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

— Somerset Maugham (via ellenkushner)

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