the light in the dark: a writing blog

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

(Source: starscrmeme, via ur-vibe-is-pretty)

Jun 20, 2014

  • Some days: takes a day to write a word
  • Other days: hot damn I just wrote 2k in two hours this is great

Jun 20, 2014

not letting myself get quadruples until i finish this draft so it looks like the rest of june will be spent writing another horrible first draft

Jun 19, 2014

Not Today

There will come a day when I will do another review. But today is not that day.  http://allmyliteraryboyfriends.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/not-today

Not Today

There will come a day when I will do another review. But today is not that day.