the light in the dark: a writing blog

Jul 27, 2014

drinkyourpoisonifyoufillthecup:

"You can hold her eggs
But your basket has a hole
You can lie between her legs and go looking for’
Tell her you’re searching for her soul

You can wait for ages
Watch your compost turn to coal
But time is contagious
And everybody’s getting old”

Jul 27, 2014

i am about 1/3 of the way through with writing this novel, and i’m at 26,000 words. BOOHYAH. if the rest of the book series goes this way, i can totally do the third one for NaNoWriMo this year and actually win it

(camp nano back in april was kind of a bust, and the idea was there and outlined and beautiful and totally could have been 50,00 words if my health problems hadn’t started to go out of control two weeks into nanowrimo)

the entire first book was under 39,000. only 1/3 there on this one, and already almost at 30k? 

liking this a lot. 

Jul 27, 2014

(Source: valerie-rose-writer)

Jul 18, 2014

anabundanceofolivias:

#i’m a writer i swear i’m not trying to rename my mother

anabundanceofolivias:

#i’m a writer i swear i’m not trying to rename my mother

Jul 18, 2014

In Which I Am A Despicable Human Being Who Doesn’t Update

In Which I Am A Despicable Human Being Who Doesn’t Update

Sorry. So sorry. I’m a horrible person. I haven’t updated in two weeks. 

I was going to write a review of The Knife of Never Letting Go last week, but it had been a mess of a week, so that didn’t happen. I started reading Veronica Roth’s Insurgent on Tuesday, I think? So then I figured I’d just hold off a week, and then we could discuss both Insurgent and Allegiant next time around (by that, I…

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Jul 18, 2014

"If you read one book a week, starting at the age of 5, and live to be 80, you will have read a grand total of 3,900 books, a little over one-tenth of 1 percent of the books currently in print."

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee

Book Geek Quote #548

(Source: bookgeekconfessions)

Jun 26, 2014

Shatter Me to Fracture Me: Now That’s What I Call Character Building

Shatter Me to Fracture Me: Now That’s What I Call Character Building

In the past two weeks, I’ve read 4/5ths of the Shatter Me books: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, and Unite Me (the novella). 

Something I’ve found to be very helpful for this discussion is that there are very obvious end points in the books so that where one ends and the other begins doesn’t blur much, so it’s rather easy to distinguish them from one another. 

Something that this series has managed to do…

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Jun 26, 2014

damn OCs making me cry because you’re so much more important than you realize

Jun 23, 2014

thisisnotaghoststory:

one of the best things about being a fiction writer has to be the extent of knowledge we need to have, just because of the kinds of accurate information that our stories must carry. 

for example: one of the characters in this Bermuda Triangle flash fiction collection studied marine archaeology and scientific investigative journalism, which sounds like a freaking awesome job that i’d never have the guts to actually pursue.

even without having to study so many subjects on a professional level, we still get to study so many subjects, and it’s amazing

Jun 20, 2014

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

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