Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Let’s take a vote…

How do you like your books?

Hardcover or paperback?

This is purely out of my own curiosity, and my vote goes for hardcover! To me, a book has to be sturdy and strong, although it makes the book much bigger and heavier then it would be as a paperback.  What’s your opinion?  

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You Need A New Book

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This explains the towering pile of books in the corner.

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I just did so much work on my novel!!

…is what I was thinking.  Then I realized I had only edited three pages.  Image

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To My Poet Friends…

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I have so much respect for you.

Recently I’ve been having issues getting into my novel.  I just finished my first draft last week and now I have the usual slump of I-don’t-want-to-revise-all-of-this laziness.

So, following my “write every day” rule, I decided to try writing poetry.  I follow a lot of blogs that post only poems and I think every single piece I read is absolutely beautiful.

I sat down in my writing chair with a pen and paper and tried to start, but nothing happened.  Instead of doing my daily write I sat there for an hour staring at the blank page.  That page now has an impromptu sketch of my dog on it and I didn’t do any writing at all.

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But now I truly realize just how amazing you all are.  Great work.

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“Chamber of Secrets” 15th Anniversary Edition Revealed

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Remember a few months ago when Scholastic announced the new cover artist for the 15th Anniversary Harry Potter Collector’s Set?

Well, the second cover is public!

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What do you think?

 

 

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50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired By Books

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*link* http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/tattoos-inspired-by-books *link*

I found this post on BuzzFeed a while back and I can’t stop going back and looking at it again and again! Love it!

 

 

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Stephen King

Stephen King

“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.”

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Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

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Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it’s no surprise that many authors plan out their works beforehand, in chart or list or scribble form, in order to keep everything straight. After the jump, you’ll find a mini collection of those planning papers, so you can take a peek into the process of some of your favorite authors, from James Salter to J.K. Rowling.

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