Writer’s Block Is No Match For You
We’re writers. No–we’re teen writers. We spend our time by our computers, blogging, writing, being random, often embodying insanity, and yes, procrastinating. We’re invincible. Or at least, we should be.
But our one foe? Our Achilles heel?
10:12 am • 19 May 2013 • 1 note
“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
9:59 pm • 17 May 2013 • 3 notes
“I want to bring pleasure with everything I write. Intellectual pleasure, emotional pleasure, linguistic pleasure, aesthetic pleasure. I have in my mind five hundred examples of novels that have given me pleasure, and I try to do work that gives back some of what those five hundred books have given me.”
— Jonathan Franzen; The Paris Review—The Art of Fiction No. 207 (via wordpainting)
4:03 pm • 14 May 2013 • 221 notes
“The best writing comes obviously out of a precision we do not and dare not employ when we speak, yet such writing still has the ring of speech. It is a style in short that can take you a life to achieve.”
— Norman Mailer, from Fiction Writer’s Handbook by Hallie and Whit Burnett (via writeworld)
7:30 pm • 13 May 2013 • 299 notes
Another piece inspired by John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars.
5:01 pm • 13 May 2013 • 1,599 notes
“We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.”
— John Gardner (via writingquotes)
8:02 pm • 12 May 2013 • 296 notes
“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
— Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (via bookmania)
7:31 pm • 12 May 2013 • 5,457 notes
“There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.”
— Neil Gaiman (via teenscanwritetoo)
5:01 pm • 11 May 2013 • 18 notes