October’s picture in the Darth Vader and Son calendar. I think this is my favorite so far this year!

October’s picture in the Darth Vader and Son calendar. I think this is my favorite so far this year!


writingelements:

If you don’t plot now…

This is why I plot!

writingelements:

If you don’t plot now…

This is why I plot!

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tranceofreading:

Hey my lovely followers!  I told you I was going to be doing a giveaway awhile back, right? Well here it is, a Halloween Themed Book Giveaway!

The Rules:

  • Must be following me.
  • To enter, reblog. Likes are only for bookmarks :) 
  • Do not spam your followers.
  • No giveaway/bot blogs!.
  • This giveaway is international thanks to bookdepository!
  • You must be willing to give me your address. Promise I’m not a stalker :)
  • Ask Box must be open! I will only reach you through tumblr.
  • Giveaway ends on 31th of October at 11:59pm.
  • Winner must reply within 72 hours
  • Said winner will be chosen through a random number generator

The Prize:

  • There will be one winner.
  • The winner can chose any book from the bookdepository under $15 & they don’t have to be from the single row up there! They also don’t have to be horror/thriller related. 

(via thewizardthatreads)


Writing Prompts

I love writing prompts. They are one of the most versatile tools for writers. They can create entire stories, add that little bit of needed color to an existing story, be used as simple writing practice, or anything in between. What’s more, writers of any genre and age group can look at the same prompt and come up with widely different pieces.

For example, if a group of writers were given a single-word prompt, such as “sunset,” the end result would be so varied that the reader likely wouldn’t have a clue they all started from the same place. A writer of dark fiction or dystopia may have a town living in fear of sunset because of the horrors which the night brings. A romance writer might have sunset be the time when two lovers can meet. A science fiction writer could have sunset mark the beginning of a long period of absolute darkness on a distant world. A writer of any genre can come up with a plethora of ideas with that simple prompt. Even writers of the same genre will pen vastly different tales.

Whether you use them as a warm-up exercise or craft a complete plot around them, writing prompts are a useful tool. Put it to practice now. Use that single word, Sunset, to spark something creative. Feel free to borrow an idea I put forth above and flesh it out to your heart’s content, or take it in an entirely new direction. No need to give me any credit for the prompt when you use it. Have fun with it, and happy writing!

(You can view this post on my blog here)


writeworld:

Writer’s Block
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

This one has some possibilities! 

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

A picture says a thousand words. Write them.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

This one has some possibilities! 


Steampunk leather bookmarks by Kindaki Crafts.

Wow! Very cool!


astor-and-blue:

booklikes:

Great books here I come!

Oooh, I like this!

Excellent artwork and message!

astor-and-blue:

booklikes:

Great books here I come!

Oooh, I like this!

Excellent artwork and message!

(via thewizardthatreads)


mimswriter:

Stephen King: 10 More Quotes on Writing
01. “By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.”  
02. “Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life.” 
03. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”  
04. “For me writing has always been best when it’s intimate, as sexy as skin on skin.” 
05. “Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.”
06. “Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”  
07. “Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.”  
08. “I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”  
09. “What you need to remember is that there’s a difference between lecturing about what you know and using it to enrich the story. The latter is good. The former is not.”  
10. “Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. The object of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story… to make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all.” 

mimswriter:

Stephen King: 10 More Quotes on Writing

01. “By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.”  

02. “Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life.” 

03. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”  

04. “For me writing has always been best when it’s intimate, as sexy as skin on skin.” 

05. “Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.”

06. “Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”  

07. “Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.”  

08. “I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”  

09. “What you need to remember is that there’s a difference between lecturing about what you know and using it to enrich the story. The latter is good. The former is not.”  

10. “Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. The object of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story… to make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all.” 

(via thewritingcafe)


legendtrilogy101:

ithurielnephilim:

Authors say things like

*Puts on a deep frowny face and walks out of the room* …but seriously though…

legendtrilogy101:

ithurielnephilim:

Authors say things like

*Puts on a deep frowny face and walks out of the room* …but seriously though…

(via yabooksweekly)


mermaidchan05:

YES

YES YES YES YES YES YES

YES

This is great! These fit so well!

(via booksthatstartwitha)