What's the best book you read last month? →
yahighway: Post about your favorite book(s) of the month and leave a link in the comments of today’s Road Trip Wednesday post, then check out all the other participants for great book recommendations. RTW is a great way to make new writing&reading friends!
Mini Book Reviews 2: Spaceships and Faeries →
For me, February was a month of fantastic sequels. What’s the best book you read this month?
That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.– John Green (via nervouslaugh)
Life is not something at which you succeed or fail. Life is life. It just is....– TBV (via wordpainting)
If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we...– J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace (via wordpainting)
so I wonder what it's like for their kids
Daughter: But Mom I'm too lazy to clean my r-
Katniss: WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE
Katniss: I HAD TO KILL CHILDREN
Katniss: SO I THINK THAT YOU CAN
Daughter: Mom you always pull this speech on-
Katniss: CLEAN YOUR GODDAMN ROOM
Peeta: YOUR MOM DID IT ALL FOR THE GAMES
Peeta: SOMETIMES I WANT TO CHOKE HER OUT OF NOWHERE
Daughter: Dad why are you even-
Peeta: MY LEG IS GONEEEEEEEEEEEE.
This might be it, the day that my career finally happens.– Phoebe North talks writing, patience, and the Doctor’s love life in “Rocking the Slow Path.” (via yahighway)
1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400...– John Steinbeck on “how to keep from going nuts” while writing. From Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 45. via openculture which also has a great video of Steinbeck’s 1962 acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature. (via kenyatta)
To be a writer you should read, write and talk to people, hear their knowledge,...– Jean Craighead George (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
When Writing, Take Your Time →
We often talk about writing quickly, editing quickly, reading and revising and getting those word counts down as quickly as humanely possible. We share secrets about how to write faster, how to make the most of our time as writers, how to go, go, go in a culture that only seems to be speeding up. And sometimes it’s not a bad thing, sometimes the difference between 100 and 1,000 words...
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.– Joseph Joubert (via libraryland)
You’re going to make mistakes in life. It’s what you do after the mistakes that...– Brandi Chastain (via yourstrulylp)
Reading is indispensable. It nourishes the mind and refreshes it when it is...– Seneca (via contemporarygentleman)
It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really...– Emma Thompson (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.– Anatole France (via misswallflower)
Don't Be Afraid of Failure →
Why you shouldn’t be afraid of failure—especially in your writing.
You know you're a lit nerd when as soon as you...
A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however,...– Albert Camus, The Invisible Summer (1958)
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border...– Janet Frame via (via petitpoulailler)
It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don’t give a damn what...– Sinclair Lewis (via 4everwriting)
The Problem with Love Triangles →
When done correctly, love triangles can add a powerful dimension to our stories, but if you’re not careful, your love story could become another cliché. What do you think? Are love triangles overdone?
We should worry less about how people get their books and — say it with me now!...– NPR’s Jonathan Segura arguing against e-books vs. print arguments. (via themasqueradecrew)
There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.– C. S. Lewis (via girlwithoutwings)
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that...– Albert Camus (via burnthazel)
That awkward moment when you guess part of the...
How to Be Happy →
Remaining positive isn’t something that comes naturally to everyone, but here are some tips that can help you stay positive throughout the day.
How could anyone not want to live when there were so many things to live for?...– Michelle Magorian, Goodnight Mister Tom. (via brandnewleaves)
Make the clay first. Sculpt later.– Kody Keplinger wants to know: What are your excuses for not writing? (via yahighway)
Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn’t it?– Robert Jordan (via kerryquotesquotes)
It's amazing how one's "to read" pile of books can...
[See you in Hell, scribe. Well, I thought. Probably.] But not today.– Glen Duncan, I, Lucifer (thank you, thevorpalsword)
Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how...– William Faulkner my motto these days (via annye)
In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to...– J.R.R. Tolkien (via literaturesluts)