April222014
8PM

You worry you are lacking some internal element necessary for writing anything that matters. I want you to know that, while this is a lonely suffering, you are not alone in experiencing it. Also, it can be survived.

"…I was so bogged down after so much time working in the dark that I saw the book foundering and did not know where the cracks were. The worst thing was that at this point in the writing no one could help me, because the fissures were not in the text but inside me, and only I had the eyes to see them and the heart to endure them."

American writer M. Rickert, quoting Gabriel Garcia Marquez (via ellenkushner)

When you feel like this and the thing you are working on is twenty words long…..you’re a poet.

April172014
dilettantepickle:

thenovl:

You know when you read something and you have to stop every other page because you want to read it out loud to the person sitting next to you?
This is like that. Only you’re the person sitting next to us and we can’t read it out loud because this book doesn’t come out until January!
Grrr. C’est la vie.
Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest marks her triumphant return to her faerie roots, and will be out January 13, 2015. Until then here’s a taste:

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

And this cover! Beautiful, right?


LORDY LORDY THIS IS GORGEOUS

Oh God I love the cover!!

dilettantepickle:

thenovl:

You know when you read something and you have to stop every other page because you want to read it out loud to the person sitting next to you?

This is like that. Only you’re the person sitting next to us and we can’t read it out loud because this book doesn’t come out until January!

Grrr. C’est la vie.

Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest marks her triumphant return to her faerie roots, and will be out January 13, 2015. Until then here’s a taste:

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

And this cover! Beautiful, right?

LORDY LORDY THIS IS GORGEOUS

Oh God I love the cover!!

April152014

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

[image description: a set of eight lesbian pulp covers, all with ridiculously cheesy and dramatic covers and titles]

I think I might need wallpaper like this.

(Source: lockeslee, via malindalo)

April122014
April42014
“After the third [beer], I am likely to announce that all writing is fantasy anyway: that to set any event down in print is immediately to begin to lie about it, thank goodness; and that it’s no less absurd and presumptuous to try on the skin of a bank teller than that of a bigfoot or a dragon.” Peter S. Beagle, in the introduction to The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle (via greenseer)

(via thirdarchive)

April32014
“After the third [beer], I am likely to announce that all writing is fantasy anyway: that to set any event down in print is immediately to begin to lie about it, thank goodness; and that it’s no less absurd and presumptuous to try on the skin of a bank teller than that of a bigfoot or a dragon.” Peter S. Beagle, in the introduction to The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle (via greenseer)

(via thirdarchive)

March292014

theallycarter:

indigo-teen:

My favourite mystery/thriller series is Ally Carter’s Heist Society!

10 Reasons why you should read Heist Society

1. It’s like Teen Oceans 11.
2. Kat and Gabrielle are awesome, smart girls that you’ll wish you could have as BFFs.
3. W.W. Hale the Fifth AKA Hale. (He’s like Gansey, but instead of hunting for Dead Welsh Kings Hale helps Kat and her crew steal things and return them to their rightful owners.)
4. Short cons, long cons, all the cons!
5. Fictional heists of real art from real places, which a lot of cool historical facts.
6. Family is important in these novels.
7. They’re funny books.
8. International Adventures.
9. All three books are out, so no waiting.
10. Did I mention Hale?

- Chandra

I approve!

All good reasons. And in the spirit of teen Ocean’s 11 I’ll add
#11. They’re really fun!

March282014
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