1. liathwen:

    salomeideal:

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    adventuresintimeandspace:

    Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.

    I would like to know what is in those bottles. 

    It’s Siracha!!!! Siracha is life!

    That’s actually highly useful.

    (via odetotheodd)

  2. Anonymous said: Well now I'm curious. I looked up all of the books that you recommended and there's only one by a male writer. You know men write YA too, right? It's not just stories about vapid teen girls. There are real stories in there. Might I recommend you branch out to include more stories that aren't just about teen girls? Neil Gaiman, David Levithan, Jay Asher just to name a few.

    aprihop:

    summerscourtney:

    aprihop:

     There are real stories in there

    are you trying to tell me, a woman, that a story about a “vapid” teen girl isn’t a real story? dude are you lost on the way to /r/theredpill or something?

    i’m not at all interested in the authors mentioned, or their books. they do nothing for me. if you want to recommend books to people, go ahead and do it, but i’m not going to do it for you. and for real, neil gaiman? do you even go here? 

    ok which one of you is trolling me tho

    "Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

    "Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

    "Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

    "Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

    "Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

    "Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

    Wow, every time I publish a YA novel, I hope there are at least 10 male YA writers out there to make up for my stories about vapid teenage girls.  WAIT.  What am I even saying.  My books aren’t even REAL!  They don’t even exist.  Thank goodness for that because they’re about girls.

    This is why the ongoing conversation about how undermined and discredited female YA writers are for their work is so important.  Whether or not this ask is serious—I hope it’s not, but ha ha as a YA author I’ve seen exactly this sentiment when it is—it’s super indicative of a very real and pervasive and damaging attitude that NEEDS CHANGING.  (Or wait, does it?  It’s just hurting girls, after all!  Those vapid, vapid girls.)  Also a perfect example of how any story that has value to a girl is completely devalued BECAUSE it has value to a girl.

    I mean, seriously, how can you write someone an ask like that with any kind of sincerity and not see how messed up the overall sentiment driving it is?

    on the off chance that some of my followers don’t already follow courtney summers, the above is a good indication of why you should. she’s just one of many, many women who are sick of this shit.

  3. "I always assume that a good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of."
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    Most accounts made after the wedding have the username “ampoland.” It was simple. It was easy to remember. It was going to be my name for the rest of my life, after all.

    It’s an irritation these days.

    We had a post-reception party in my apartment, because our wedding was thrown together in 8 weeks and our reception was at a dry location.1 We got outrageously drunk. Alex (engaged at that point),…

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  6. There’s really not much to be said this year that I haven’t said before. So, lets do it a little differently. Miles’ can talk now: he can take over from here:

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    I’ll add a photo dump of my favorite pictures from the past year, and boom! Birthday post.

    OH GOD MY BABY IS FIVE.

    Today, Miles Turns Five There’s really not much to be said this year that I haven’t said before. So, lets do it a little differently.
  7. yeahwriters:

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    referenceforwriters:

    Hemingway App

    thetrolliestcritic:

    Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. 

    Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.

    This is awesome!!!

    (via odetotheodd)

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    Hello, my darlings. I come to you now from my phone, on my “couch,” with a mild fever and in a bit of pain. But fuck it. I bet a head cold never stopped God from creating the world, so I can manage a shitty blog post about Ever After.

    I just watched Pacif…

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