"Be passionate about what you write, believe in your ability to convey timeless ideas, and let no one tell you what what you’re capable of."
— Christina Westover (via writersrelief)

Source: writersrelief

"When you write, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story."
— Stephen King (via hello095)

Source: hello095

"Most short stories have but one plot. The very best, however, have what I call a plot-and-a-half – that is, a main plot and a small subplot that feeds in a twist or an unexpected piece of business that ads crunch and flavor to the story as a whole."
— Elizabeth Sims (via thewritingrealm)

Source: writingquotes

"A writer is a world trapped in a person."
— Victor Hugo (via wordsnquotes)

Source: wordsnquotes

"Writing in a journal is just a stall, a waiting game, a way to tell yourself that you’re working when you’re not, that you’re doing something of value when you’re just using up paper, that you’re a writer when in fact you’re just going through the motions of one. Look at me! I have blank paper in front of me—and now I’m filling it, with words!"

"Learn to write by doing it. Read widely and wisely. Increase your word power. Find your own individual voice though practicing constantly. Go through the world with your eyes and ears open and learn to express that experience in words."
— P.D. James (via writersrelief)

characterandwritinghelp:

All that matters is that you care enough to write it.

characterandwritinghelp:

All that matters is that you care enough to write it.


Source: authorspublish

"To read a novel is to wonder constantly, even at moments when we lose ourselves most deeply in the book: How much of this is fantasy, and how much is real?"
What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels by Orhan Pamuk (via treesofreverie)

Source: treesofreverie

"Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh."
— Ignite Me (via nataliabrooksro)

Source: areadersperspective

"Adults in the publishing industry are currently responsible for the devastating and, frankly, embarrassing lack of diversity in the YA canon. Publishers and edits and basically everyone else who’s not writing what they see for a living, don’t seem to think we’re capable of handling a catalog of diverse narratives—which is complete and utter bullshit.

Don’t project your racist, sexist, transphobic, queerphobic, xenophobic, and otherwise marginalizing overview of reality onto my generation. Our realities encompass racial identity, gender identity, sexuality, religion, mental illness, disability, abusive relationships, poverty, immigration. The list goes on and on, and we need to see people with complex identities and narratives in our fiction."

Source: richincolor