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Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.
— Gillian Flynn (via carbon-anniversary)

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stannisbaratheon:

@WorstMuse is a relic of the human race


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A tough life needs a tough language—and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers—a language powerful enough to say how it is.
— Jeanette Winterson (via observando)

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Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
— Isaac Asimov

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orchestrated-madness:

I use to write rhymes and make up stories, they were pretty dope but no one ever heard them

since I don’t sleep,I’m up, writing away



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bookgeekconfessions:

I wanted to double check that “The Cherry on Top” was a short novel or novella and I found this on uphillwriting.org. I think it’s very informative and hopefully you guys will find it useful!


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When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser (via infamoussayings)