I remember being so young I thought all artists were famous. I remember being...– Mary Ruefle, “I Remember, I Remember” (via cynicismbedamned)
Well, maybe it is true,” Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone....– Catch 22, Joseph Heller (via morganypie)
Other Side of Reality: The 12 1/2 Writing Rules... →
herquietplace: 1. If you write everyday, you get better at writing every day 2. If it’s boring to you, it’s boring to your readers 3. Get a writing routine, and stick with it 4. Poetry does NOT have to rhyme. Poetry does not NOT have to rhyme 5. Resist stereotypes, in real life and in your writing 6. Writers…
There is flattery in friendship.– William Shakespeare. (via thisismybrainrain)
I havent been posting anything lately, because I...
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t...– Noam Chomsky (via renasci)
‘But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want...– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via burn-and-raise)
Top 8 Tips for Writing Dialogue →
amandaonwriting: 1. Listen to How People Talk. Having a sense of natural speech patterns is essential to good dialogue. Start to pay attention to the expressions that people use and the music of everyday conversation. This exercise asks you to do this more formally, but generally speaking it’s helpful to develop your ear by paying attention to the way people talk. 2. Not Exactly like Real...
Mind you, sometimes the angels smoke, hiding it with their sleeves, and when the...– Vladimir Nabokov (via wordsonawhitescreen)
Pixar story rules
amydpp: (Psst….They work for almost anything you’re writing.) Pixar story artist Emma Coats has tweeted a series of “story basics” over the past month and a half — guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories: #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience,...
The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide.– Oscar Wilde (via tinaroars)
Ramblings of the emotionally inadequate.: Her name... →
clever-pseudonym: Her name is Julie. Or Judy. I didn’t quite catch her name when I was told. Okay, I wasn’t told. I was eavesdropping on my co-workers, laughing as the 5’10” lanky woman with dingy red hair walked passed our section. They were laughing at the bright pink flower pin in her hair. “Can you believe
Rereading my work, I have discovered an error in chronology. The assassination...– Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie (via thoughtsarentbutterflies)
The ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea...
It’s only after you’ve lost everything,” Tyler says,...
RIP Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 shall always be remembered. He was 91
It kills me sometimes, how people die.– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via elaborateheist)
riyanadee: welcome-totherealworld: Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer Finally! Ah! Looks incredible. They’re all so proud of this movie and I cannot wait until September to see it! chills baby i got chills. btdubz, this is a much better trailer than the one they showed on mtv.
penamerican: “We have a rich literature. But sometimes it’s a literature too ready to be neutralized, to be incorporated into the ambient noise. This is why we need the writer in opposition, the novelist who writes against power, who writes against the corporation or the state or the whole apparatus of assimilation. We’re all one beat away from becoming elevator music.” —Don DeLillo
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply...– Nietzsche (via renasci)
The military is the most honoured calling. And what is war, what is needed for...– Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (via resips)
Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it...– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (via vanished)