Posts tagged Writing
Posts tagged Writing
In 1963, a 16-year-old mailed a survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Here’s what they had to say.
Exceedingly apropos of my last reblog, and also just some Basic Truth.
She set my world on fire in grade four when I was introduced to A Wrinkle in Time.
George R. R. Martin everyone.
My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”
So thank you, Mr. Martin.
Critical fandom is punk.
nathaniel hawthorne whining and pissing himself in eighteen fifty five over the fact that women were writing better and more popular stories than his shit shit shit trash shit piece of shit awful didactic shit novels (via sashayed)
this again bc //selfie culture// in 1855
#REAL TALK #women have been very successful writers since the eighteenth century at least#like commercially #making bank #and COMPLETELY COINCIDENTALLY around the same time we see the rise of a new definition of ‘culture’ #that begins to separate out the idea of ‘real’ art from commercial success #HMMMM #always distrust that rhetoric #100% of the time (via zlot)
#40. Do not have more than two redheaded characters or people will think you’re up to something. #66. Time your writing schedule to coincide with the different phases of the moon. #75. Write as if you’ve been possessed by a demon but like a nice demon. #79. Never kill a dog in your book. The dogs will know. #101. Write to displease whatever god you believe in. #102. Believe in monsters.
6. If you must write about the travails of being a writer, at least give yourself a glass eye or a cyborg hand or something.
85. Only employ vampires if they are a metaphor for municipal government.
55. It’s easy to distinguish characters if each has a unique hat.
76. Record a video of yourself sleeping at night, so you know what it looks like when you’re at your most vulnerable.
…I want to write something that follows every single one of these rules.
Here are the results for the fantasy section of the survey.
get to it, authors.