There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Mary Wortley Montagu (via writingquotes)


aloelita:

rosy xo

aloelita:

rosy xo

(Source: ohdotellme)



booksdirect:

“Do you really need a new book?”

booksdirect:

“Do you really need a new book?”







writers-bloc:

You are a WRITER. 

writers-bloc:

You are a WRITER. 



a-kind-of-library:

wise warning…

a-kind-of-library:

wise warning…

(Source: 5thessenceofdust)



I am a reader (via Books! / I am a reader and I live many lives because of it.)


WriteWorld: I'm done explaining why fanfic is okay.

beatwritersbane:

bookshop:

Note: this post was originally made in 2010 in response to Diana Gabaldon’s epic rant about fanfiction. The original version is still being updated. I’m reposting it to Tumblr by request, but if you have any additions, please feel free to drop a comment at LJ so they can be added to the masterpost!

Dear Author of the Week,

You think fanfic is a personal affront to the many hours you’ve spent carefully crafting your characters. You think fanfic is “immoral and illegal.” You think fanfiction is just plagiarism. You think fanfiction is cheating. You think fanfic is for people who are too stupid/lazy/unimaginative to write stories of their own. You think there are exceptions for people who write published derivative works as part of a brand or franchise, because they’re clearly only doing it because they have to. You’re personally traumatized by the idea that someone else could look at your characters and decide that you did it wrong and they need to fix it/add original characters to your universe/send your characters to the moon/Japan/their hometown. You think all fanfic is basically porn. You’re revolted by the very idea that fic writers think what they do is legitimate.

We get it. 

Congratulations! You’ve just summarily dismissed as criminal, immoral, and unimaginative each of the following Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and works:

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All I have to add onto this is:

Preach it.



A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.
Junot Diaz (via livelearnandpanic)