alexandra-lopez asked: I began writing a novel six...
neil-gaiman: It’s probably just a sign that you’re about 2/3 of the way through the book, and having that drop off that happens around then. As I explained in my NaNoWriMo pep talk… By now you’re probably ready to give up. You’re past that first fine furious rapture when every character and idea is new and entertaining. You’re not yet at the momentous downhill slide to the end, when words and...
Good prose is like a windowpane.– George Orwell, “Why I Write” (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
I share this desire for distraction-free reading, though I readily admit it is...– Reading Hacks: Focusing on Reading with the iPad (via bookriot)
I’ve had librarians say to me, “People in my school don’t agree with...– David Levithan, Supporting Gay Teen Literature (via cake-light) “Being gay is not an issue, it is an identity. It is not something that you can agree or disagree with.” I hate how fucking often people seem to think that identities are an opinion that they can just say they don’t agree with or...
Being able to make right the many quotations that appear on the internet either...– Martha White, via “When E.B. White is also Grandpa” (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Imagine walking into a place, say a mega-chain copy shop in a strip mall. It’s...– John Jeremiah Sullivan, on David Foster Wallace Via sometimesagreatnotion. This is water. (via ub14)