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maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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pennhurst:

spending 300 hours developing characters that arent even main characters

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liking them more than your main characters

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whovian-in-221bs-impala:

colorguardenthusiast:

nicktoocooltoland:

bethmai:

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: nothing

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: spoilers

congratulations on reading a book before it was made into a film

you win: disappointment

congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film

you win: a deep insight into the material that the movie barely scratches the surface of

(Source: moaninglisasmile, via booksandpublishing)

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

[…]

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

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neil will love this one.

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salparadisewasright:

tea-with-a-splash-of-kitten:

The worst part about liking classical music is when you forget the name of a piece and you can’t google the lyrics because there are none

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quietreaderchick:

10 Things I Hate About You ❤️❤️❤️❤️

quietreaderchick:

10 Things I Hate About You ❤️❤️❤️❤️