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Thinking out loud about National Novel Writing Month

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Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury  (via wordsnquotes)

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tragedyseries:

My apologies for the delay on this posting. I was caught up in adventures of my own and I wanted to be sure that each of you might have the opportunity to test your metal with this handy diagram before venturing forward on perilous endeavors. Best of luck, dear readers

tragedyseries:

My apologies for the delay on this posting. I was caught up in adventures of my own and I wanted to be sure that each of you might have the opportunity to test your metal with this handy diagram before venturing forward on perilous endeavors. Best of luck, dear readers

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Anonymous asked: I've been writing a lot and to be honest half of it is complete crap is this normal or am i just a terrible writer?

brianmichaelbendis:

half means you may be a genius :)

i would kill for half.

you have to purge those pages man, we all do. don’t stop because of it. 

we try to make it look smooth and easy and only show you the good stuff but behind the scenes we all go through it. i just junked an entire issue of uncanny except for 2 pages.  no one will ever see it. 

http://www.amazon.com/Words-Pictures-Business-Writing-Graphic/dp/0770434355

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The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Ernest Hemingway (via fourteendrawings)

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I always say that when you are young and unsuccessful, you don’t have the money, and if you’re not careful, when you’re old and successful, you don’t have the passion. To be put in either of the two positions is a tragedy. I think one of the toughest times in any man’s life is his twenties, because in your twenties you’re fiercely screaming who you are, but you have only half a notion of who you are. Then as you grow older, you whisper who you are, but people are closer to you, and they listen. By that time, you have half a notion, a quarter of a notion, of who you are. I think the tragedy is when you finally have all the people that you need surrounding you, and you have nothing left to say.
Guillermo Del Toro

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Inside Amtrak's (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers

kadrey:

Amtrak has begun offering “writers’ residencies” to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing. 

After New York City-based writer Jessica Gross took the first “test-run” residency, traveling from NYC to Chicago and back, Amtrak confirmed that it is indeed planning to turn the writers’ residencies into an established, long-term program, sending writers on trains throughout its network of routes.

First, let’s get it out of the way: The Wire is 100 percent on board with this idea. Pun intended, because we’re writers. We love writing, and we love trains, and we love them both together…

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veritasnoir:

moreknown:

The More Known http://www.moreknown.com/dispelling-the-good-writer-myth/

Dispelling the “Good Writer” Myth


From the link:
Myth #3:You need to finish what you’re working on.
"Bogus. A great concept is enough. When you draft up a great outline, put it aside before you ruin it. There’s nothing worse than finishing a project and releasing it to the public. Why ruin an ideal concept? Earnest Hemingway, Jane Austin, Jack Kerouac, and Dan Brown all have the same thing in common: none of them ever finished a single book."

veritasnoir:

moreknown:

The More Known http://www.moreknown.com/dispelling-the-good-writer-myth/

Dispelling the “Good Writer” Myth

From the link:

Myth #3:You need to finish what you’re working on.

"Bogus. A great concept is enough. When you draft up a great outline, put it aside before you ruin it. There’s nothing worse than finishing a project and releasing it to the public. Why ruin an ideal concept? Earnest Hemingway, Jane Austin, Jack Kerouac, and Dan Brown all have the same thing in common: none of them ever finished a single book."

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