Joss Whedon: Hey! You guys wanna write a book together?
J. K. Rowling: Sure.
Suzanne Collins: Why not?
Shakespeare: If it is to be of a tragical nature, then I doth not protest!
Beginning of the book: Unimportant characters die.
Middle of the book: Favorite characters died.
End of the book: Everyone is dead.
George R.R. Martin: They didn't suffer enough.
I start my new job tomorrow. I’m a little nervous, but I just have three days of training this week so it shouldn’t be too bad. I just hope everything goes smoothly and I don’t make too many mistakes. Gotta try to stay confident!
I always get tripped up on little logistics...
Like names, POV and tenses. They’re such basic elements, but they set the whole feel of the story. When I’m trying to hammer out some serious plot development I always tend to second guess one of these three things and start changing them around.
Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great...– Stephen King (via cfalcs)
I thought I was having a major revelation last week, but I’m so indecisive I haven’t even been able to get my thoughts down. I have a post in my drafts that I just keep editing. So much has potentially changed in just a week. I’m such a weird mix of hopeful and discouraged. Everything is confusing.
Three simple rules:
staypozitive: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no. If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same spot. Things I really need to learn.
Creating this profile is harder than it sounds.
I wish in college they could have taught us things like what makes a good writing sample and how to make up a writer’s resume, which I’m realizing is much different than a regular employment resume. How to spot legitimate freelance jobs, how to submit manuscripts to publishers, how to write query letters to magazines and newspapers. I would have taken that class. I know it’s a...
Lighthouse of My Universe.
outwardlyrecondite: “One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: ‘When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.’ I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase. He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while...