[Image: A framed poster with a quote by L.M. Montgomery that reads, “I am simply a book drunkard.” A source in the upper left side credits thewanderingreader.com.]
[Image: Poster with a gray top half and black bottom half with text colours inverted, that reads “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore the most dangerous.”]
A garbled paraphrase of a letter written in 1845 by King Leopold of Belgium to Queen Victoria
When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that. Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were burning people in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times, and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit. So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing. And it’s 2011. And people say, “Well why should we have that on television?” Because the BBC have to represent the greater public — and there are gay people out there who pay their television license. For people to complain, that’s your prerogative — but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago.
Writers write because they cannot allow the characters that inhabit them to suffocate them. These characters want to get out, to breathe fresh air and partake of the wine of friendship; were they to remain locked in, they would forcibly break down the walls. It is they who force the writer to tell their stories.
I will probably write an hour a day and spend eight hours a day biting my knuckle and worrying about not writing.
Writers aren’t born, they’re made - from practice, reading, and a lot of caffeine.
Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page. When people tell me I’ve kept them up all night, I feel like I’ve succeeded.
[Image: Poster with light salmon background and white text that reads: “Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.” -Hank Green]
[Image: White text on orange background. First line: Expelliarmus! // Second line, italicized: -Shakespeare, Doctor Who]
The best part is, there are going to be some people that think this is one of those “Use the force, Harry” -Yoda things…when in reality, this is actually a quote.
AN ACTUAL QUOTE, PEOPLE. This is why I love Doctor Who.