I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words. That’s 180,000 words over a three-month span, a goodish length for a book — something in which the reader can get happily lost, if the tale is… Read more

startledoctopus: ronibravo: i started writing original fiction because of a comment i got on a house md fic i wrote when i was 12 years old. someone said “this is out of character, house and wilson would never act like this.”… Read more

startledoctopus: ronibravo: i started writing original fiction because of a comment i got on a house md fic i wrote when i was 12 years old. someone said “this is out of character, house and wilson would never act like this.”… Read more

The novel’s spirit is the spirit of complexity. Every novel says to the reader: “Things are not as simple as you think.” That is the novel’s eternal truth, but it grows steadily harder to hear amid the din of easy,… Read more

The novel’s spirit is the spirit of complexity. Every novel says to the reader: “Things are not as simple as you think.” That is the novel’s eternal truth, but it grows steadily harder to hear amid the din of easy,… Read more

writingmemes: by Tom Gauld Image transcript: The Indecisive Novelist’s Characters Converse… Person 1: Hello, Brian!Person 2 I’m not Brian anymore. In this draft, I’m Ben. I was Susan for a while, but let’s not get into that.Person 1: I’m still… Read more

writingmemes: by Tom Gauld Image transcript: The Indecisive Novelist’s Characters Converse… Person 1: Hello, Brian!Person 2 I’m not Brian anymore. In this draft, I’m Ben. I was Susan for a while, but let’s not get into that.Person 1: I’m still… Read more

bigbraingene: 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the… Read more

bigbraingene: 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the… Read more

motherfuckinunicornking: “It simply isn’t a story worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” That’s a fair point.

motherfuckinunicornking: “It simply isn’t a story worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” That’s a fair point.

I have yet to read a novel in which female characters have menstrual cycles me, because badass girls taking down a vague yet menacing government agency or riding dragons to glory still get their periods (via darn-you-cumberbatch) #this was a running… Read more

I have yet to read a novel in which female characters have menstrual cycles me, because badass girls taking down a vague yet menacing government agency or riding dragons to glory still get their periods (via darn-you-cumberbatch) #this was a running… Read more

lastnightsreading: Ken Kalfus at Strand Bookstore, 6/1/15 “In fiction, all you need is memory and imagination. If you can’t remember, make it up.” ~Ken Kalfus

lastnightsreading: Ken Kalfus at Strand Bookstore, 6/1/15 “In fiction, all you need is memory and imagination. If you can’t remember, make it up.” ~Ken Kalfus

“Novels take a long time, and you could die at any minute, so you should just start now.” ~Maggie Stiefvater

“Novels take a long time, and you could die at any minute, so you should just start now.” ~Maggie Stiefvater

Neli is amazed and in awe of this miracle standing beside her and Dylan must have been too for he leans in and he suddenly is kissing her once more. He pushes her gently on the bed as his fingers… Read more

Neli is amazed and in awe of this miracle standing beside her and Dylan must have been too for he leans in and he suddenly is kissing her once more. He pushes her gently on the bed as his fingers… Read more

writingwithcolor: Before you say, Write your own! – let me tell you that we do. But this page is a resource for writers, so we thought writers might want to know what kinds of representation would make us more likely… Read more