The road to hell is paved with adverbs.– Stephen King, On Writing.
John Green's tumblr: Why Libraries Are Different... →
fishingboatproceeds: Yesterday on twitter, I expressed annoyance with the hundreds of people who send me emails or tumblr messages or whatever to let me know that they illegally downloaded one of my books, as if they expect me to reply with my hearty congratulations that they are technologically sophisticated enough…
Most of my work is simple persistence. I’ve had some stories for twenty years. I...– Louise Erdrich, Paris Review, Winter 2010
Literature is supposed to be a sweaty, close-up thing. I want it to reach out...– Stephen King, A Good Read, Maine Public Television, August 2004
Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.– Stephen King in On Writing
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and...– George R. R. Martin, originally published in The Faces of Fantasy: Photographs by Pati Perret
My imagination functions better when I don’t have to speak to people.– Patricia Highsmith (via wwnorton) This sums up my writing life and is why I like being a hermit.
Visions come to prepared minds.– David Milch, paraphrasing FA Kekule, in a talk at The Kelly Writers House at U Penn in
Blaming “Writer’s Block” is wonderful. It removes any...– Neil Gaiman, on his tumblr, 3/6/12, http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/18848712919/reposted-as-something-that-can-be-reblogged-on
20 Facts You May Not Know About Harry Potter →
rileymizfit: HP Fact 62: J.K. Rowling has stated that Lord Voldemort is pronounced with out the ’t’. JK Rowling and Harry Potter share the same birthday, July 31. In the Spanish translations of the Harry Potter books, Neville Longbottom’s toad, Trevor, has been translated as a turtle instead of a frog. …
Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert: Rush Limbaugh Is... →
On tonight’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed Rush Limbaugh’s rant about Sandra Fluke and her sexual habits, which he naturally tore to pieces.
I can’t believe I’ll ever write another book. And daily I imagine retiring from...– Anne Tyler
When I sit down and start writing I don’t know any more about what’s happening...– Russell Banks, interviewed by Robert Birnbaum
I reserve a nuclear fireball of hatred for the tabloid asshats who fetishize the...– From my blog, 3/2/12, “ANA and MIA and ED want to kill you - an overdue post.”