A couplet short of a sonnet
(we're all mad here)
"Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think."
— Nick Miller (via ablogwithaview)
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"I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles."
— Shannon Hale
3 weeks ago with 4,168 notes — via characterandwritinghelp, © maxkirin


booksdirect:

"Characters for an Epic Tale."

booksdirect:

"Characters for an Epic Tale."

1 month ago with 15,295 notes — via booksdirect, © ruineshumaines


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"When I write a page that reads badly I know that it is myself who has written it. When it reads well it has come through from somewhere else."
— Gerald Brenan (via writingquotes)
2 months ago with 340 notes — via writingquotes


keelah-some-thigh:

my hobbies include thinking of stories to write and then not writing them

2 months ago with 157,374 notes — via ddagent, © keelahsomethigh


"Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write."
— Paul Rudnick (via writingquotes)
3 months ago with 727 notes — via writingquotes


"Writers write because they cannot allow the characters that inhabit them to suffocate them. These characters want to get out, to breathe fresh air and partake of the wine of friendship; were they to remain locked in, they would forcibly break down the walls. It is they who force the writer to tell their stories."
— Elie Wiesel (via writingquotes)
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thestorytellerrichardbrook:

((I made a thing. Just click and drag for an AU))

thestorytellerrichardbrook:

((I made a thing. Just click and drag for an AU))

3 months ago with 12,390 notes — via djrocca87, © thestorytellerrichardbrook


writing tip #700:

gr8writingtips:

your characters are like geodes

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if you want to see what they’re really made of

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you must break them

4 months ago with 304,340 notes — via darkisthenight, © gr8writingtips


vulcanmarbles:

acoupletshort:

starfleetrambo:

You can create a character and you can kill them in the most gruesome of ways.

You know you’re doing it wrong right when a friend sends you a link to this post with the comment: “I’m not saying this is you. But I am saying this is you.”
This made my day, seriously. :P

 #i believe crowley said it best: #i torture all my friends. it’s how i show love. #and by friends i also mean my favourite fictional characters #and by torture i mean i (sometimes) quite literally torture the fictional characters to only metaphorically torture my friends
Ahh, torturing or killing characters is just so ~deliciousss~! And having readers tell me I made them cry and/or freak the fuck out always warms the cockles of my heart. I can’t really decide what I like most - the actual “act” of torturing/killing the characters, or torturing my readers. Thankfully, the one leads to the other, so I don’t have to choose.
I think I sometimes go a bit overboard, but hey, I need to satisfy the dark, morbid part of my mind somehow. It’s weird, though - sometimes I write really fucking dark shit, and sometimes I write the fluffiest fluff to ever have fluffed. It’s like one half of my mind is full of bunnies and unicorns and rainbows and Anton Yelchin holding umbrellas over baby ducks, while the other half is dark and bleak and there are monsters in the shadows waiting for you to get too close so they can drag you off and slowly eat you alive while you scream your throat raw for help that never comes.

It’s one of the best feelings in the world, I swear. *cue maniacal laughter* And I do believe it’s a matter of balance, y’know? I write fluffety fluff to deal with the angst, and I write angst to deal with the fluffety fluff. It’s about as far as you get in either direction of the scale, but I at least need both. :P 
(I don’t think my dark is quite as dark as your dark though, but that’s because I’m a wuss and would end up giving myself nightmares.)

vulcanmarbles:

acoupletshort:

starfleetrambo:

You can create a character and you can kill them in the most gruesome of ways.

You know you’re doing it wrong right when a friend sends you a link to this post with the comment: “I’m not saying this is you. But I am saying this is you.”

This made my day, seriously. :P

 #i believe crowley said it best: #i torture all my friends. it’s how i show love. #and by friends i also mean my favourite fictional characters #and by torture i mean i (sometimes) quite literally torture the fictional characters to only metaphorically torture my friends

Ahh, torturing or killing characters is just so ~deliciousss~! And having readers tell me I made them cry and/or freak the fuck out always warms the cockles of my heart. I can’t really decide what I like most - the actual “act” of torturing/killing the characters, or torturing my readers. Thankfully, the one leads to the other, so I don’t have to choose.

I think I sometimes go a bit overboard, but hey, I need to satisfy the dark, morbid part of my mind somehow. It’s weird, though - sometimes I write really fucking dark shit, and sometimes I write the fluffiest fluff to ever have fluffed. It’s like one half of my mind is full of bunnies and unicorns and rainbows and Anton Yelchin holding umbrellas over baby ducks, while the other half is dark and bleak and there are monsters in the shadows waiting for you to get too close so they can drag you off and slowly eat you alive while you scream your throat raw for help that never comes.

It’s one of the best feelings in the world, I swear. *cue maniacal laughter* And I do believe it’s a matter of balance, y’know? I write fluffety fluff to deal with the angst, and I write angst to deal with the fluffety fluff. It’s about as far as you get in either direction of the scale, but I at least need both. :P 

(I don’t think my dark is quite as dark as your dark though, but that’s because I’m a wuss and would end up giving myself nightmares.)

4 months ago with 26,241 notes — via vulcanmarbles, © starfleetrambo


"It seems to me that the great difficulty of writing is to make the language of the educated mind express our confused ideas, half feelings, half thoughts, when we are little more than bundles of instinctive tendencies. Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together. We have a pattern in mind which we wish to work out in words; but the words will not fit the spaces, or, if they do, they will not match the design. But we keep on trying because we know that others have succeeded, and we are not willing to acknowledge defeat."
— Helen Keller, Story of My Life
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