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I’m REALLY looking forward to the movie. I can’t wait to see how the screenwriters
and actors and director and everyone else involved are going to bring this story to life. AND OMG THAT MEANS MY BIRTHDAY IS IN 97 DAYSSSSS. AND 2012 is almost here and and and…breathe.
Here’s the official trailer. What do you think? YAY or NAY? And more importantly, TEAM GALE OR TEAM PEETA???!!
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I posted this on twitter a couple of days ago, but HAD to share it with you! I heart this book tree SO MUCH. Enjoy the photo, my fellow bibliophiles <333333
**I’m not sure where the pic originated from, since it’s been floating around the interwebs – but all credit belongs to the individual who created it.
For some road-to-publishing fun, I decided to take some of the most [in]famous rejection letters (sent to UBER famous authors), and combine them into one hellish rejection.
May the dreaded form rejection never look quite-so-bad again, my fellow author-ly types. Have a fabulous day. <3333
*Rejection excerpts taken from the following authors/works:
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by HG Wells
CARRIE by Stephen King
THE DEER PARK by Norman Mailer
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER by DH Lawrence
Jorge Luis Borges
like LOVE to post top quotes in various categories: Music, writing, food, and so on. But today I thought it’d be fun to twist some popular quotes around and turn them into HORRIBLE writing advice.
Consider it an exercise in getting your brain back into the work grind. Happy Monday! XOXO
Top five misquoted things that can be detrimental to your writing career.
1.) Never use one word when two will do. — Thomas Jefferson misquote
2.) If you don’t have time to read, then you have more time to write. Simple as that. — Stephen King misquote
3.) If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you’re screwed until someone else writes it. — Toni Morrison misquote
4.) If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: drink a lot and write a lot. — Stephen King misquote
5.) The first draft of anything is THE shit. — Ernest Hemingway misquote
Unfortunately, I don’t have time for a super long post today because I’m spending the weekend putting the final (okay the sixth, or seventh FINAL) touches on my latest project. I started it at the end of December, shelved it in early January – wrote another book in between – and brought it back out a few weeks ago, to really edit it into perfection. I really like it, and I even made a video trailer for it. (Visual aides are my weakness, you should try it sometime!) But that’s staying underground for a bit, I’ll put it up on Youtube eventually.
The first round of query letters are going out SOON(ish), so I’m super excited. That’ll bring my submission count up to three novels circulating at once. Two projects are still under consideration by some mighty fine agencies, so we’ll see how this lil’ guy does. Soooo, since I’m editing and doing all that fun writerly stuff, here are some quotes for all you writers out there doing the same thing this weekend. Happy Friday! XOXOXOXOXO
Top Ten Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds
1.) “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway
2.) “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison
3.) “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” — Robert Frost
4.) “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” — Kurt Vonnegut
5.) “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” — Stephen King
6.) “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” — Virginia Woolf
7.) “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.” — Neil Gaiman
8.) “Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.” — Meg Cabot
9.) “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” — Neil Gaiman
10.) “So what? All writers are lunatics!” — Cornelia Funk