Book addict who also writes down what the people in my head are doing and saying.

 

skottieyoung:

Ghost Rider #1 Young Variant 

I want this on a shirt SOOOO badly. Maybe I just need to throw more dollars at my monitor.

skottieyoung:

Ghost Rider #1 Young Variant 

I want this on a shirt SOOOO badly. Maybe I just need to throw more dollars at my monitor.

I don’t know much about creative writing programs. But they’re not telling the truth if they don’t teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.

Doris Lessing (via writingquotes)

Anonymous asked
Howdy! I'm an unpublished writer fortunate enough to have landed a short comic script writing assignment. I'm happy just to get the gig but they actually want me to give them a page rate. What's a good starting range that they don't laugh at me for lowballing myself and/or pricing myself out of a job? Thanks in advance for answering!

brianmichaelbendis:

My mother worked as a catalog editor for many years and one of my cousins is a pretty well-known illustrator and they both taught me a great lesson for a freelance artist.

ask: what’s your budget?

 more times than you would guess the editor or art director will tell you how much they are willing to pay you and more times than not it is more money than you were going to ask for. it’s not their money so they often don’t mind spending it

 but most importantly never agree to a page rate that is less than you can afford. give great thought to how much money you need to live and how much time the job will really take and ask for that amount. don’t agree to a lesser page rate because you think it will cost you the job, it never hurts to ask for what you need.

 no one begrudges you trying to earn a living

I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.

John McGahern (via writingquotes)

Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.

Carol Shields (via novaren)

Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.

Natalie Goldberg  (via middecember)

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The truth is this: Successful writers don’t have more time than you do. They MAKE time to write.

S. J. Scott from his book (via bookphile)

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Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think.

Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? (Nick Miller)

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Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.

Stephen King (via cup-of-letters)

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mortisia:

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