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It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the...– John Green (via tyleroakley)
I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.– Alfred Hitchcock (via zombiepussyliquor)
Write hard and clear about what hurts.– Ernest Hemingway (via blua)
I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.– Sylvia Plath (via tessela)
I think all good writers are either lonely as hell...
thesehybriddreams: find me one “good” writer who isn’t one of those things. I fucking dare you.
I was talking to my mom/sister this...
Mom: *reading Fifty Shades of Grey*
Mom: Oh, you brought Fifty Shades in for me! Thank God, it was about to rain, and it would have been ruined!
Me: I should have left it outside.
Sister: I need a book to read...
Me: Oh! I have so many books if you want to! You know what I think you'd love? This book by my favorite author, John Green! Looking For Alaska! And I also have Pride and Prejudice sitting in my bag on the counter. And then there's the whole Sherlock Holmes collection on the bookshelf, I think. Also, I have a book filled with these amazing poems by Rober--
Sister: I think I'll read Fifty Shades of Grey like Mom.
Sister: Oh wow, this book is amazing!
Me: No it's not. It was a Twilight Fanfiction that got published. And it's very poorly written.
Sister: No, it wasn't. And that's your opinion, Allison. Not everyone shares your opinion.
Me: Technically it's not. It would be an opinion if I said I didn't like it for the genre or because it wasn't my favorite writing style. But sometimes in Literature, the writing quality is very black and white. And just because you can't tell it's bad, doesn't mean it isn't.
Sister: She is one of the most influential authors of today! She got awards for it! She's made millions, so she must have done something right.
Me: She really hasn't. People are just ignorant.
Sister: She got published. She has to be good. Are you saying editors and publishers are ignorant?
Me: Some, yes, but that's probably not why they published it. They published it knowing that people wouldn't tell the difference between good and bad writing, and they would make millions on terrible erotica.
Sister: You are such a literature snob.
Me: Can you call it literature?
Me: So, do you like your "book"?
Mom: You really hate me reading this, don't you? Well... it's okay. If you can call "smut" okay.
Me: But is it nicely written?
Mom: I guess.
Me: Though you are somewhat wrong on that answer, you are the most right of anyone in this house.
I Once Dated A Writer and
ofheightsandhollows: Writers are forgetful, but they remember everything. They forget appointments and anniversaries, but remember what you wore, how you smelled, on your first date… They remember every story you’ve ever told them - like ever, but forget what you’ve just said. They don’t remember to water the plants or take out the trash, but they don’t forget how to make you laugh. ...
We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds. My stories are a...– Franz Kafka (via amandaonwriting)
I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the...– John Green (via amandaonwriting)
My imagination was not going to be my friend for a while.– Blue Moon, Laurell K. Hamilton (via graceforanarchy)