The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. J. K. Rowling (via maxkirin)
Good novels are written by people who are not frightened. George Orwell (via maxkirin)
I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts. Anne Lamott (via maxkirin)
People say to write about what you know. I’m here to tell you, no one wants to read that, because you don’t know anything. So write about something you don’t know. And don’t be scared, ever. Toni Morrison (via ktempest)

(Source: maxkirin, via theashleyclements)

Downloaded blurb to see what my scribbles of poetry looked like in book format


slightly geeking out and contemplating the idea of ordering a softcover version of it when i’ve finished

So come on Love, draw your swords
Shoot me to the ground
You are mine, I am yours
Lets not fuck around

Cause you are, the only one
Cause you are, the only one

It’s astounding how

these words and this agonizing ache in his voice

reminded me of you once

Pulled my heartstrings so taut they nearly snapped

Because I never doubted you were “the only one” and that you wouldn’t

Fuck around

And now “the only one” is a collective of “never were”s

Including you,

And you

and you.

Three separate beings, all muddled into one

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