"Worms tunnel the clay and mud and brains and veins of Man’s forgotten pains."
Several poems left me exposed and shivering, as if I were in front of a mirror which revealed what's inside the reader. The images I discovered moved me to tears. And, the more I studied, the more I understood myself.
"Ravenclaws devote their lives to knowledge, they often know, especially the writers like me, too much crap."
"...I hated him and his kind. I hated his affluence, his expensive clothes, his chiseled looks, and the arrogance he was born too. But most of all, I hated the power he held over me, his assumption of authority, and the truth of his superiority."
Today, in America, and around the world, Christians marginalize those who don't fit their pharisee-lifestyle. All Are Welcome unless you are LGBTQ+ or a progressive; all are welcome as they are, as long as they change.
"Commodus is often portrayed as an inept, spoilt, cowardly, and mentally ill man. None of these are true."
To write well, you have to write what-you-know, and your knowledge about what motivates, scares, angers, and affirms the individual person are the brushes you will use to paint page after page.
“You won’t need the Gods or anyone else once we’re done. You will have servants to wait on your wives, horses for your sons, and hunger only a bad dream.”
"it felt like those moments in life where we sense magic; those days where every bone in your body feels good, and there is laughter and love overflowing, and you know how great that feels. I feel that."
A Short Story "...I don’t consider your happiness when I call. You are needed, and you are able, therefore you must go.”
Nothing arouses me more than when a reader, as if hoodwinked by a magician, thinks I have talent.
"People can shy away from topics because they are hard, and it can be easier to call them dark, rather than truth, or an aspect thereof. I believe that it is in the dark that we can really start to understand the true nature of our world and its people." —N.L. Blandford
I am excited to finally be able to answer the dreaded question, "Are you actually published?" with a, "Yes!"
All great writers master the craft, but Crane—like Whitman, like Dickinson, like Hemingway, like Hugo, like Pope, like Voltaire, like Homer, like Kafka, like Woolf—had a touch of the divine; that unteachable it factor, and it is among the company of these writers where he lives forever in the pantheon of literary immortality.
Miniver Cheevy, born too late, Scratched his head and kept on thinking; Miniver coughed, and called it fate, And kept on drinking.
"If I was to write a Christian novel, I would have to write, like all writers do, a human canvas navigating and experiencing life as it is lived; I would have to write the truth"
"Throughout these pages, the reader finds the brushwork of the master, and like all great artists, James can not only paint a story by the prowess of his craft, but, simultaneously, he hangs a mirror of enigmas and human complexity. Every reader can relate to the figurative handcuff’s persons’ finds themselves confined to." —W. Alexander
Wheatley achieved the miraculous, the impossible, the unthought of: she a black-African-born-woman did not peel at the edges of prejudice, she slashed it, and all were forced to recognize her gift and confront their misplaced assumptions on the place of women and slavery.
"So, dearest followers, buckle up and enjoy the ride; I will be showing you an inside look of the writing process; you get to join me on an ambitious but fulfilling project."
Most of you don't know that I married a celebrity (Olympian and professional ice-dancer) and that we, now, abode in picturesque New Hampshire. Recently, she interviewed for SKATING Magazine. I will brag on my wife every chance I get.
"What I took from this book? Stephen King is not superman, and neither does the aspiring writer need to be. King makes it clear, writers are made in the trenches, and those who put their nose to the grindstone, and never let anything stop their writing, succeed."
I don’t do it for approval, I do it because it is the most natural thing in the world to me.
Few books can change you, teach you, and inspire you at the same time, but Haig's The Midnight Library is one of those books.
There is something motivating in knowing that my children will learn to read on a book I made just for them.
I write the words I cannot pray, too false for Heaven, too honest for Hell, telling the truth by lying well.
This story had me drinking to through it, as it twisted and ripped at my heart, for I could not put it down.
I loved the story; I am a huge history nerd, and I love her ability to retell classic literature through the modern medium of prose.
How well a writer weaves all four together, is the difference between a great and terrible book.
Art is free of faith, and by being so, it is the only vehicle capable of understanding the human condition. —W. Alexander
Fascism, historically speaking, is rarely elected but arrives in watershed moments of turmoil, and takes the form of a coupe...