• reading in head: i'm practically a master of linguistics my pronunciations are perfect beyond compare
  • reading aloud: *chokes on spit*
"I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn."
— A.J. Jacobs (via writingquotes)

notcreativeondemand:

Literally all of these are accurate for my life

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide."
Donald Winnicott   (via mirroir)
"I just write about what I feel I want to write about. I’m like a kid. I get an idea, and it’s like a kid’s toy that you push and tug around the room. It’s fun, it’s bright, it’s pretty and maybe it’ll go clack-clack or whiz-whiz, whatever it happens to do. I like to make believe."
— Stephen King (via writingquotes)
"Writing is really just a matter of writing a lot, writing consistently and having faith that you’ll continue to get better and better. Sometimes, people think that if they don’t display great talent and have some success right away, they won’t succeed. But writing is about struggling through and learning and finding out what it is about writing itself that you really love."
— Laura Kasischke (via writingquotes)
"The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising… and it’s magic and wonderful and strange."
— Neil Gaiman (via bibliophylum)