Bookoisseur

I read. I write. I spend all together too much time on the internet. I talk incessantly about books, TV and movies. I write for Hello Giggles, and tweet frequently as Bookoisseur.
~ Friday, January 25 ~
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If you are destined to become a writer, you can’t help it. If you can help it, you aren’t destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn’t have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing.
— Donald Harrington (via writersrelief)
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~ Wednesday, December 19 ~
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When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
— Michel de Montaigne (via writersrelief)
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~ Monday, November 26 ~
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There’s a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called ‘fan fiction.’
— Joss Whedon (via writersrelief)
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~ Sunday, October 14 ~
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Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
— R. L. Stine (via writersrelief)
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~ Wednesday, September 26 ~
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This place is a mystery. A sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it & the soul of those who read it & lived it & dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down it’s pages, it’s spirit grows & strengthens. In this place, books no longer remembered by anyone, books that are lost in time, live forever, waiting for the day when they will reach a new reader’s hands, a new spirit…
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón (via writersrelief)
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~ Friday, August 24 ~
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The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.
— Ernest Gaines (via writersrelief)
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~ Saturday, August 18 ~
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Drop a stone in the still pool of your character’s life and watch the ripples.
— Jeff Gerke (via writersrelief)
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~ Friday, August 17 ~
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Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic, and fear which is inherent in a human situation
— Graham Greene (via writersrelief)
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~ Sunday, August 12 ~
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It did occur to me that the effect of good literature may be as dizzying as that of alcohol.
— Pamela Dean (via writersrelief)
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~ Wednesday, July 11 ~
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In fiction, I exercise my nosiness. I am as curious as my cats, and indeed that has led to trouble often enough and used up several of my nine lives. I am an avid listener. I am fascinated by other people’s lives, the choices they make and how that works out through time, what they have done and left undone, what they tell me and what they keep secret and silent, what they lie about and what they confess, what they are proud of and what shames them, what they hope for and what they fear. The source of my fiction is the desire to understand people and their choices through time.
— Marge Piercy (via writersrelief)
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~ Monday, July 2 ~
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Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions, produces finally a source of ecstacy. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequaled by any other form of communication.
— E. B. White (via writersrelief)
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~ Sunday, July 1 ~
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A novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
— Helen Dunmore (via writersrelief)
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~ Friday, June 15 ~
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Don’t expect the puppets of your mind to become the people of your story. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood.
— Leslie Gordon Barnard (via writersrelief)
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~ Sunday, May 13 ~
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Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.
— Patricia A. McKillip (via writersrelief)
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~ Thursday, April 5 ~
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