17 4 / 2014

"Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair. If you find that writing is hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things that people do."

William Zinsser (via writingquotes)

(via mistreeus)

09 4 / 2014

featherfall:

chaiivee:

i can’t make the words do the thing

the most perfect description of writers block.

06 4 / 2014

fadeintocase:

naughtyornicechekov:

amandaonwriting:

Suggestions for changing paragraphs

Oh my FuckinDo you realize how annoying it is when you don’t switch paragraphs when a new character is speakingDo you realize how confusing it isI don’t care if they’re using one-word responses at each other, start a new damn paragraph. ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHARACTER.

dear christ this.no more walls of text please. please.

fadeintocase:

naughtyornicechekov:

amandaonwriting:

Suggestions for changing paragraphs

Oh my Fuckin
Do you realize how annoying it is when you don’t switch paragraphs when a new character is speaking
Do you realize how confusing it is
I don’t care if they’re using one-word responses at each other, start a new damn paragraph.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHARACTER.

dear christ this.
no more walls of text please. please.

(via suspended-ina-sunbeam)

02 4 / 2014

02 4 / 2014

nauarcha:

The HIMYM finale taught me an important lesson as a writer
Endings are sometimes what I write first, they’re often the easiest part to write
But stories grow, evolve, and change, especially if you have complex, “living” characters that are growing and changing too, and sometimes an ending isn’t going to fit with the way things happen
The solution is to rewrite the ending, not try to shoehorn it in just because you wrote the ending first
Thanks for that, I guess.

01 4 / 2014

"It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly."

C. J. Cherryh (via writegeek)

(via anacharlie)

01 4 / 2014

"You fail only if you stop writing."

Ray Bradbury (via ilovereadingandwriting)

(Source: fontayne.com, via anacharlie)

01 4 / 2014

"Almost all good writing starts with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere."

Anne Lamont (via gem-by-night)

(Source: writingquotes, via anacharlie)

01 4 / 2014

rachelkiley:

cthonical:

gallifrey-feels:

Fanfic authors: READ THE WHOLE FUCKING PAGE

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN AS A WRITER. I SAY THIS AS A READER AND A PROFESSIONAL GENRE EDITOR.

Also, people in California really do this and it’s fucking weird.

rachelkiley:

cthonical:

gallifrey-feels:

Fanfic authors: READ THE WHOLE FUCKING PAGE

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN AS A WRITER. I SAY THIS AS A READER AND A PROFESSIONAL GENRE EDITOR.

Also, people in California really do this and it’s fucking weird.

(Source: ivyblossom, via anacharlie)

01 4 / 2014