Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
Eudora Welty; One Writer’s Beginnings
amandaonwriting:

I’m a writer

Hilarious!

Authors: 5 New Salinger Books to Be Published

booklover:

Good news for readers, bad news for the writer who had spent his lifetime hiding his works.

Looking forward to these works.

portobellovibes:

Book shop in College green, Dublin
Oriane Delapierre

Support your local bookstore.

portobellovibes:

Book shop in College green, Dublin

Oriane Delapierre

Support your local bookstore.

I have spent a good many years since—too many, I think—being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.
Stephen King; On Writing
labratxxx:

Lol yep!!

Funny.

labratxxx:

Lol yep!!

Funny.

Every story has already been written. There’s nothing new under the sun. However, what a particular writer brings to the table that no others do is their own voice. Find that voice, use it, and you’ll have something original.
TBV; The Manuscript
So true.

So true.

I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you might nudge the world a little or make a poem that children will speak for you when you are dead.
Tom Stoppard; The Real Thing: A Play

amandaonwriting:

Eight Writers and the Walks that Inspired them.

This is cool.

thevictorianduchess:

View of Dresden by Moonlight (detail)
Johan Christian Dahl
Oil on canvas
c. 1839

When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I’m trying for that. But I’m also trying for the language. I’m trying to see how it can really sound. I really love language. I love it for wate it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and delicacies of our existence. And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language. We need language.
Maya Angelou
A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.
Daniel Pennac (via booklover)
I’ve posted this pic before. However, it never gets old (pun intended).

I’ve posted this pic before. However, it never gets old (pun intended).

workspaces:

Dylan Thomas’s ramshackle writing hut in Laugharne, Wales | top photo by Lucy Melford