The Best Workout for Your Zodiac Sign →
Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a...– Oscar Wilde (via stinio)
the-waterbearer: You will be strongly tempted to give in and bluntly speak your mind when some tact and compassion may be more effective. If you are not sure what to say, try some active listening. Ask questions, don’t make statements. Source
My Beautiful Life Mosaic: 2013: Aquarius Overview →
mybeautifullifemosaic: Aquarius 2013 is the year when all of your hard work starts to truly pay off in spades. Saturn, the cosmic taskmaster, is taking up residence at the tip top of your horoscope for the next few years, giving you the make-it-or-break-it impetus to get the job done right. You’ve been biding your…
If you keep going, one of three things will happen. You’ll quit, you’ll die, or...– Hero’s Quest: Swords & Sorcery in Fantasy Fiction, NYCC 2012 Panel (via logodaedaly85)
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You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and...– -Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
moons of our solar system →
I think that all writing is useful for honing writing skills. I think you get...– Neil Gaiman on fanfiction (via wibblywobblyotp)
Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for...– Margaret Atwood (via libraryland)
Write Simply: Characters, in Reverse: →
fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment: A great way to figure out what something is, is to define what it is not. The Challenge: Write a quick (or long, if it ends up being fun/plot relevant) scene in which a character of yours is NOT acting like themselves. Try to write the opposite of their usual…
You have to find your own shtick. A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted...– Hugh MacLeod (via writingquotes)
NaNoWriMo Blog: Mid-NaNo Self →
rachelynnwrites: Today’s challenge: write a letter to your mid-NaNo self Dear Me, I won’t keep you away from your writing for too long, I just wanted to send you a quick note to hopefully encourage you now that you are probably getting a bit worn out, maybe kind of bored, or thinking things like “Why am I even… This note to future someone’s self seems much more kind than mine...
To Myself in Three Weeks Time
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. — louisa may alcott, work: a story of experience (1873) To Myself in Three Weeks Time To Myself in Three Weeks Time (reblogging this on Nov. 16) Nanowrimo’s facebook page challenged everyone to write a letter to their mid-Nano self Dear Self: How’s it going? Probably very spotty, what with the New Moon around now, and in Mercury...
My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World...– Neil Gaiman (via jaynestown)
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are...– Gary Provost (via stilesstilinskis)
People do not spring forth out of the blue, fully formed—they become themselves...– Lois Duncan (via amandaonwriting)
Words I Never Want To See In Your Novel →
25 Things You Should Know About Character by Chuck... →
Tension is created when characters you love make bad decisions. They lie, cheat, steal. They break laws or shatter taboos. They go into the haunted house. They don’t run from the serial killer. They betray a friend. Sleep with an enemy. Eat a forbidden fruit. Jack off in a mad scientist’s gizmotron thus accidentally creating an army of evil baby Hitlers. Tension is when the character sets free...
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.– — louisa may alcott, work: a story of experience (1873)
How to Write the "Impossible"
lettersandlight: Michelle is a Wrimo of great, terrifying, admirable ambition. Writing 50,000 words in a month is a feat, doing it every month for a year is the stuff of legend. With nearly ten novels under her belt so far, she tells us what she’s learned about what makes for an enjoyable creative journey: I began this year with a simple, terrifying goal: to write one novel every month for...
Ten Steps to Fill Plot Holes →
vaneluzimoura: By Kathy Steffen: As writers we ask our readers to suspend disbelief all the time, but one thing we don’t want in our story—a big gaping plot hole. Stretch the suspension of disbelief too far and boom! Your reader will fall into a plot hole and you lose them. And worse, too many plot holes will cause a story to buckle. A plot hole (a contradiction in the action of a story, a...
writesimply: This is a pep talk we got at the beginning of week 2, and I think it has completely changed my style of writing in the past few days. So I’m just going to leave this here, because I really want to be able to find it again. Read More
Write Simply: Why You Should Always Read Aloud →
writingbox: If I could give just one piece of writing advice it would be to read everything you write out loud. Not in your head; out loud. And here’s why… It allows your ears to hear your work, not just your brain, but your ears. They’re designed for hearing things, so use them. You…
A character who is familiar and unsurprising seems comfortable, believable — but...– Orson Scott Card, Characters and Viewpoint (via shannahmcgill)