Reading it once more after so many years, I’ve had to resist a nervous itch to touch it up here, to change it there, to clarify, correct, elaborate, cut. After all, the book is twenty years younger than I, and I have changed so much, and it hasn’t. Or has it?
Dalton Trumbo in his introduction for Johnny Got His Gun

If a story is in you, it has to come out.
William Faulkner (via fixyourwritinghabits)

(via fixyourwritinghabits)


bookgeekconfessions:

I agree. I HAVE TO WRITE. Like, literally cannot help myself.

bookgeekconfessions:

I agree. I HAVE TO WRITE. Like, literally cannot help myself.

(via fixyourwritinghabits)


poeticthoughtsandstuff:

Our attention was lost After we freed the morning light And found the night

poeticthoughtsandstuff:

Our attention was lost
After we freed the morning light
And found the night


"Where I’m Found" 

I haven’t posted a free verse in a long time.

"Where I’m Found"

I haven’t posted a free verse in a long time.


This American government — what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity?… Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage.

Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience

He lived almost 200 years ago, and understood the issues we still face. 


I still like to write in cursive, even though it is kind of messy. For those of you that can’t read it:

I write your name on my fingertips to remember how it feels when I trace your skin.

I still like to write in cursive, even though it is kind of messy. For those of you that can’t read it:

I write your name on my fingertips to remember how it feels when I trace your skin.


The nerd in me is so happy to see SAO trending. :D

The nerd in me is so happy to see SAO trending. :D


As I sit writing my novel, I wish I heard and felt the clicking of a typewriter. It would make my story that much more tangible.