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  2. Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
    — Ray Bradbury (via writingquotes)
     
  3. wordpainting:

    teolar:

    Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014)

    "This is the attitude you have to have as a writer. If you are writing merely to get published you’ll simply churn out what can be published and it will have no soul. If you write because you know you have to just to keep your passion and sanity alive, then your work will thrive.”—TBV

     
  4. You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
    — 

    Octavia E. Butler (via wordpainting)

    Here’s that quote I was talking about.

    (via evelynnalfred)

     
  5. vintageanchorbooks:

"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."— Margaret Atwood

    vintageanchorbooks:

    "If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."
    — Margaret Atwood

     
  6. I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.
    — Gustave Flaubert (via vega-ofthe-lyre)

    (Source: eros-turannos)

     
  7. Roddy Doyle’s 10 Rules for Writing Fiction

    writingbox:

    1. Do not place a photograph of your ­favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide.
    2. Do be kind to yourself. Fill pages as quickly as possible; double space, or write on every second line. Regard every new page as a small triumph-
    3. Until you get to Page 50. Then calm down, and start worrying about the quality. Do feel anxiety – it’s the job.
    4. Do give the work a name as quickly as possible. Own it, and see it. Dickens knew Bleak House was going to be called Bleak House before he started writing it. The rest must have been easy.
    5. Do restrict your browsing to a few websites a day. Don’t go near the online bookies – unless it’s research.
    6. Do keep a thesaurus, but in the shed at the back of the garden or behind the fridge, somewhere that demands travel or effort. Chances are the words that come into your head will do fine, eg “horse”, “ran”, “said”.
    7. Do, occasionally, give in to temptation. Wash the kitchen floor, hang out the washing. It’s research.
    8. Do change your mind. Good ideas are often murdered by better ones. I was working on a novel about a band called the Partitions. Then I decided to call them the Commitments.
    9. Do not search amazon.co.uk for the book you haven’t written yet.
    10. Do spend a few minutes a day working on the cover biog – “He divides his time between Kabul and Tierra del Fuego.” But then get back to work.
     
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    amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – James Michener

    amandaonwriting:

    Writing Quote – James Michener

     
  9. allyofrp:


so you've got a theme and a plot. you know that the next step is building the characters that will fuel your roleplay. characters make the setting and situations come alive. without characters there would be no roleplay, simple as. but writing them isn't as easy as slapping down a personality under a couple of nicely edited photos. you've got to captivate. here i've provided several links to resources that will help in this process.

a website to provide those snazzy symbols everyone is using.
a list of 1000+ surnames.
a first name generator. (make sure to select english in the categories.)
a list of 1000 girls names based on popularity.
a list of 1000 boys names based on popularity.
100 positive personality traits.
100 negative personality traits.
a personality generator.
100 character quirks.
a means of relaxation. (put it on over your favorite writing songs for best results.)

    allyofrp:

    so you've got a theme and a plot. you know that the next step is building the characters that will fuel your roleplay. characters make the setting and situations come alive. without characters there would be no roleplay, simple as. but writing them isn't as easy as slapping down a personality under a couple of nicely edited photos. you've got to captivate. here i've provided several links to resources that will help in this process.

    a website to provide those snazzy symbols everyone is using.

    a list of 1000+ surnames.

    a first name generator. (make sure to select english in the categories.)

    a list of 1000 girls names based on popularity.

    a list of 1000 boys names based on popularity.

    100 positive personality traits.

    100 negative personality traits.

    a personality generator.

    100 character quirks.

    a means of relaxation. (put it on over your favorite writing songs for best results.)

     
  10. melvillehouse:

Ursula K. Le Guin thinks you should subscribe.
That quote from the introduction to her wonderful new story anthologies, just out from Small Beer Press

    melvillehouse:

    Ursula K. Le Guin thinks you should subscribe.

    That quote from the introduction to her wonderful new story anthologies, just out from Small Beer Press