[Writers] change their minds about their own worth and talent somewhere between two and seven hundred times a day.
There are very few professions in which people just sit down and think hard for five or six hours a day all by themselves. Of course it’s why you want to become a writer — because you have the liberty to do that, but once you have the liberty you also have the obligation to do it.
Do not let your spark go out…(via Writing)
“Books are delightful society. If you go into a room & find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.” - William GLADSTONE (Prime Minister. UK, 1809-1898). Library Art © Vlad GERASIMOV (Artist. Irkutsk, Russia) aka vladstudio via deviantART … Pin originated by Patricia Bee … Give credit where due. Pls keep attribution & artist site link when repinning or posting to other social media (ie blogs, twitter, tumblr etc). -pfb (via Books)
Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic. American writers in particular find this much harder to grasp. You need to have your feet on the ground as much as your head in the clouds. The cute dragon that sits on your shoulder also craps all down your back, but this makes it more interesting because it gives it an added dimension.
You fail only if you stop writing.
finish what you start (via “FINISH WHAT YOU START,” said Hemingway, blunt and true and with purpose. | John Tebeau)
books are the carriers of civilization (via Books)