Black Star Shine

NaNoWriMo mode for the next month. bring it on.

Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.

—Joe Haldeman (via thegodawfulgatsby)

(Source: maxkirin, via glenumbra)

jaybjay:

Seventeen-year-old Ashton has no interest in doing anything with his life besides creating art. So when a new student, Kaelee, starts skipping class in the same hall, he does everything in his power to not become friends with the girl who might have more problems than he does. Although, the more they talk and are around each other, the more he realizes that there might be more to life than drawing and not eating. Will they both be able to help one another overcome their depression and destructive habits or drag each other down?
It’s time! Swallow is now available for paperback purchase! Currently Lulu.com is the only place you can purchase it. In a month or two we’ll hopefully see it through places like Barnes and Amazon. But until then, make sure you check it out! Only $12!!
Swallow - Paperback

jaybjay:

Seventeen-year-old Ashton has no interest in doing anything with his life besides creating art. So when a new student, Kaelee, starts skipping class in the same hall, he does everything in his power to not become friends with the girl who might have more problems than he does. Although, the more they talk and are around each other, the more he realizes that there might be more to life than drawing and not eating. Will they both be able to help one another overcome their depression and destructive habits or drag each other down?

It’s time! Swallow is now available for paperback purchase! Currently Lulu.com is the only place you can purchase it. In a month or two we’ll hopefully see it through places like Barnes and Amazon. But until then, make sure you check it out! Only $12!!

Swallow - Paperback

28. Just assume everyone has a weird fetish they’d like to keep secret.

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 fictionwritingtips)

(via myloveformcrwillneverdie)

English Pronunciation

acrumblebatchwithcustardfreeman:

pantlesscait:

sherlockismysuicidenote:

kanrose:

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

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OUR TEACHER MADE US READ THIS OUT LOUD IN CLASS AND I DIED

I still can’t say anemone

I only stuttered like twice and I’m stupidly proud.

(Source: kanrose, via horsescarsanddykesohmy)

The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing and soul-crushing inadequacy… and that’s on a good day.

—Robert De Niro (via maxkirin)

(via batman131)

owe-you-so-much:

the most unrealistic thing about young adult novels is that none of the teenagers swear

This. This is my justification for the swearing In my books. Yes, I know people who choose Not to swear who are awesome and unique and all that jazz. But people swear! I swear! In my thoughts, out loud, under my breath, when I’m angry, happy, or anything in between! There’s nothing wrong with having swearing in a young adult novel because it’s more realistic if there is some.

When I read Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist I was mind blown that a novel like that could have so many curse words. It improved my writing to know I had that freedom.

But!!!!! I also know From reading books that a novel doesn’t have to swear either for it to still be a great book!

(via rainbowsandfood)