July222014

peregrint:

transmissiblefairytales:

Are you a Lord of the Rings fan who happens to be having a bad day? Click here.

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(Source: thevolatilemolotov, via books-booksandmorebooks)

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July212014
“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.” Irving Stone (via bookoisseur)

(Source: amandaonwriting, via books-booksandmorebooks)

1PM

writtenbymadeline:

A tool to use for find Synonyms: Synonym Finder.

This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.

The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.

For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:

Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Hypernyms: quality
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”

I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.

On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.

I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.

(via writingweasels)

1PM
“If your fiction is to live, something deeply immediate and personal must be at its heart. Mark Twain made up stories, but he knew the Mississippi River, its people and its dialects. Hawthorne wrote about events that happened long before he was born, but he knew New England and its customs. Melville’s fantastic voyages, although drenched in literary and encyclopedic sources, were launched from his own knowledge of the sea. Virginia Woolf created a character who lived for four centuries, but that character was inspired by a person she loved. Orwell invented a world of the future but it was based on his deep understanding of his own society.” Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction (via the-right-writing)

(via characterandwritinghelp)

1PM
July192014

faerypotter:

Sometimes I read a book or a story and I get really sad because that will never be my life. Other times I’m really glad I’ve never had to rebuild my village after a dragon attack.

(via yeahwriters)

3PM

hreadsbooks:

Feeling guilty for not liking a certain book (or book series, etc.) is the strangest feeling

(via books-wrote-my-story)

3PM
aseaofquotes:

— Ray Bradbury

aseaofquotes:

— Ray Bradbury

July182014
7PM
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” Somerset Maugham (via ellenkushner)

(via bookphile)

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