"Always ask the student writer, “What do you want to say?” Every sentence that answers that question is part of the essay or story. Every sentence that does not needs to go. I don’t think it’s the words per se, it’s the sentences. I used to give them a choice, sometimes: either write 400 words on “My Mother is Horrible” or “My Mother is Wonderful.” Make every sentence about your choice. That means leaving your dad and your snotty little brother out of it."

— Stephen King, How Stephen King Teaches Writing (via fictionwritingtips)

  • me: *owns 264 unread books*
  • me: *buys 17 new books*
  • me: *rereads harry potter*<p>GPOY</p>
"The truth is that teen culture is not homogenous—and neither is fangirl culture. Teenagers are complicated and complex, and they behave differently in different contexts. The average teenager who goes to a Five Seconds of Summer concert and screams her head off is actually capable of writing an essay on the political situation in the Gaza Strip the next day. She’s capable of liking Taylor Swift and disliking heels, of deploying a Twitter hashtag or helping out a charity drive, of loving Twilight and hating Fifty Shades of Grey. She contains multitudes."

bookshop, in the fantastic “The teens on Tumblr are all right,” The Kernel (via elizabethminkel)

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unamusedsloth:

Dads at One Direction concerts [via]

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I got to read a galley of this, and oh man was it good. Nova is a beautiful writer, I really don’t know how she does it. I finished this last night and then just laid in bed thinking about it. And I’m still thinking about it this morning. Also, whoever described it as “Orange is the New Black Swan” was right on the money. Add it to your to-be-read list NOW.

I got to read a galley of this, and oh man was it good. Nova is a beautiful writer, I really don’t know how she does it. I finished this last night and then just laid in bed thinking about it. And I’m still thinking about it this morning. Also, whoever described it as “Orange is the New Black Swan” was right on the money. Add it to your to-be-read list NOW.

mortisia:

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tessagratton:

EVERY BOOK I EVER LOVED, THE END.

tessagratton:

EVERY BOOK I EVER LOVED, THE END.

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lizclimo:

seems legit

lizclimo:

seems legit

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SPOILER ALERT!!!!

As much as I wish there was more Josh and Donna, I’m glad the writers waited (and waited and waited) for this payoff. It means we didn’t have to see them get together and break up and get together ad nauseum. Also, that tension simmered in a way that was so satisfying you almost didn’t care that they weren’t actually making out.

Good call, writers.

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My new motto for writing a first draft &#8230; and maybe also labor

My new motto for writing a first draft … and maybe also labor

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Your daily cute

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mylifeaskriz:

ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

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