How to Plot with Flashcards →
Whether you’re a pantser or an outliner, using flashcards can help you develop a solid plot. Here’s how.
How to Write a Masterpiece →
15 steps to a brilliant manuscript. Sort of.
Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas...– Elie Wiesel (via quitexinfamous)
T a h e r e h M a f i: i just realized →
taherehmafi: my tumblr account is like a tiny glimpse into the inner-workings of my mind. it’s abstract and ridiculous and relates to more people than i’d expect. tumblr can be more powerful than a traditional, written blog because it comes with sounds and pictures and animated moments perfectly preserved in…
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they...– J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (via quote-book)
The Biggest Writing Myth →
Why we need each other and the fully DIY rebel is a myth.
Patience: A Virtue →
In a world where instant results are the norm, it’s hard to be patient with your writing, but it’s incredibly important just the same.
The book is alive and well. Social media is liberating millions all over the...– Write for Your Life I’m so sick of reading about all the doom and gloom that appears to hover permanently over the publishing industry. (via iainbroome)
Are You Really Done Editing? →
WAIT! Before you submit your manuscript, are you sure you’re done editing?
Most people’s major life regrets are not about the things they’ve done, but...– The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann (via quote-book)
I think it's nice that Voldemort always waits...
I need words and print … I need print like an addict. I could live without it,...– Margaret Drabble, as cited in Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark and Angus Philips (via bookoasis)
Social Media for Writers →
Are you a writer? Have you checked out these five sites? I think they’re very useful for writers, and here’s why.
A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the...– Steven Pressfield; Do the Work (via justcallmealaskayoung)
Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street...– Jane Smiley (via reading-is-fun)
There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing...– Mason Cooley (via writingadvice)
Social Media: It's not About You →
Don’t ignore the importance of community on social media sites—they can help you flourish.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.– George Eliot (via girlwithoutwings)
I never understood people who don’t have bookshelves.– George Plimpton (via whisperingwillow)
Confessions of a Techie Book Lover →
My thoughts on e-readers and nit-picky-ness. Do you have an e-reader? What are your thoughts?
You need to screw up to learn. You need to experience to create greatness.– Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz (via effyeahyoungadultlit)
I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with...– Roald Dahl (via msmarthareads)
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have...– Alice Walker (via phamv)
I can’t think of anything more intimidating than a blank page. Especially the...– Mercedes Lackey (via writingadvice)
When They Don't Understand →
Dealing with discouragement from family and friends is hard, but they’re not trying to crush your dreams. They just care too much.
If you don’t allow yourself the possibility of writing something very, very bad,...– Steven Galloway (via writingadvice)
There are days when the result is so bad that no fewer than five revisions are...– J. K. Galbraith (via writingadvice)