September 2, 2014
"If you don’t compromise [your gift], if you write each day as well as you can, and then submit your work and not worry about it and go on to the next piece, you suddenly find oddly enough that you’re no more interested in the applause than the silence. You don’t hear either one of them. You can never listen to the naysayers. If you do you won’t survive."

— James Lee Burke (via writingquotes)

September 2, 2014
ivyblossom:

The Amazing Velvet Mace’s Genius Diagram about why some fanfiction stories are crazy popular while others, which may be technically better, are not so popular.
The original post is here, and I think it should be considered pan-fandom required reading. I bow to her genius. Everyone study this diagram and internalize it.
All hail Velvet Mace.

ivyblossom:

The Amazing Velvet Mace’s Genius Diagram about why some fanfiction stories are crazy popular while others, which may be technically better, are not so popular.

The original post is here, and I think it should be considered pan-fandom required reading. I bow to her genius. Everyone study this diagram and internalize it.

All hail Velvet Mace.

(via linestorm)

September 1, 2014
"Reading is a bit like hallucinating."

— Nathan Filer, The Shock of The Fall (via spaceganda1f)

(Source: quotethat, via booksthatbleed)

September 1, 2014
TRYING TO COME UP WITH NAMES FOR MY FANTASY CHARACTERS

howdoiputthisgeekily:

(via thatmovieguydoe)

August 31, 2014
"One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me?"

— Steve Maraboli  (via terrible)

(Source: psych-facts, via reveseveilles)

August 31, 2014
"You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy."

Andrea Gibson"The Nutritionist" (via 920621)

(Source: psych-facts, via wonderlandismymind)

August 30, 2014
"Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written."

— Stephen King (via thewritersspotblog)

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

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)

(Source: klefable, via punsandpasserines)

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: