Publishing: Indie or Traditional? →
Choosing between the two certainly isn’t an easy decision. What do you think? Indie or Traditional?
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the...– Annie Proulx (via scribblersabode)
Art, at the very least, has the function of taking one’s mind places it hasn’t...– Marilyn Hacker (via llibre)
I'M A BIG FAN OF THE WORD 'ETCETERA' →
taherehmafi: holy crap i’ve been a bad blogger. these past couple of months have been wonderful and amazing, but i can honestly say, with zero hyperbole, that i have never been busier in my entire life. and i…
Do You Need That Scene? →
It’s not an easy question to ask, but if the answer is no you need to make changes.
Mistakes are the stepping stones to success.– Charles E. Popplestone | wiishuponastar (via quote-book)
You meet thousands of people, and none of them really touch you. And then you...– Love and Other Drugs (via fide-et-amore)
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same...– Denis Waitley (via middlenameconfused)
Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.– Ray Bradbury (via danceabletragedy)
Books can ignite fires in your mind, because they carry ideas for kindling, and...– Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (via effyeahyoungadultlit)
It’s so funny how a quote could mean absolutely nothing to you, but something...– (via creatingaquietmind)
Talent is Overrated →
Don’t think you’re talented enough to make it in your field? Don’t worry about it. You don’t need talent; you need practice.
But becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to...– Divergent; Veronica Roth (via youngadultbookquotes)
Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.– Isabel Allende, The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir (via bookmania)
Nothing that’s worth having ever comes easy.– Scrubs (via laceofpearls)
Can You Lose the Ability to Write? →
Sometimes writing is difficult, but is it possible to forget how?
We never stop reading, although every book comes to an end, just as we never...– Roberto Bolaño, Last Evenings on Earth, trans. Chris Andrews (via proustitute)
The book is the tongue of the dead and the voice of the living.– Arabic saying (via sketchedsali)
Your writing is beautiful now.– Ted Dekker
The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe...– William Saroyan (via nathanielswhite)
When you start, it’s very cold, an impossible task. But then maybe the...– Stephen King on sitting down to write a book. (via oliveryeh)
Taking a Leap of Faith →
It’s easy to talk about not being afraid to take a chance, but are you brave enough to actually do it?
We’re so arrogant, aren’t we? So afraid of age, we do everything we can to...– David Connelly - Going the Distance (via xoxojamiejean)
At first glance it may appear too difficult. Look again. Always look again.– Mary Anne Rodmacher via (via petitpoulailler)
Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that the...– Lewis Thomas (via joshuakaufman)
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for...– Aldous Huxley (via paperlover)
Neil Gaiman: 8 Good Writing Practices →
ilovereadingandwriting: Write. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is. Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for...
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places...– Erica Jong (via misswallflower)
Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a...– Jeanette Winterson (via tacit-delinquency)