Tag Archives: Writing

Let Your Heart Be Your Guide. . . .

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

William Wordsworth
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Embracing the Unknown

The one test of the really weird (story) is simply this–whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers; a subtle attitude of awed listening, as if for the beating of black wings or the scratching of outside shapes and entities on the known universe’s utmost rim.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

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Pursuing the Muse

What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat,’…. And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.
Maya Angelou
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A Novel Is. . .

[A novel is] a paper where your thesis is that these people are real, and you have to prove it.
Maggie Stiefvater
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How Does the Act of Writing Affect the Brain?

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Visual News with a very cool info graphic giving us the skinny about writing and how it affects our craniums. Read the full article here:

http://www.visualnews.com/2013/05/how-does-the-act-of-writing-affect-your-brain/

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Archetypes | THE WRITER

Archetypes | THE WRITER

Words pour from the darkest reaches of their mind. The life force of every poetic sentence strung together stems from their very soul. Every punctuation, or lack thereof, leaks another piece of their being. From another world, from another dimension entirely, comes the fractured bits they need; ripping themselves apart in search of the perfect phrasing. Small miracles are made on napkins worldwide. It begins with a doodle of words held together by the hopes of something magnificent. Something that will change the lives of millions. It begins with a doodle, and ends in the adventurer we so emphatically followed reaching their goal after all the painful monoliths in their way. We are writers, and we are the saviors of the every hero inside of us.

(via freakofliterature)

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