officialhamlet:

i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

We’d read that. 

(via litreactor)

marylovesbooks:

My problem isn’t that I don’t want to read the books I already own, it’s that they keep releasing new books.

Why are there so many talented authors writing amazing books?! Seriously, people, stop it. (DON’T.)

(via teacoffeebooks)

"He said I can’t remember her name. And I told him her name. And then he said whatever happened to her? And I had to tell him about her death. … And so I began to think about writing a book about people who had found a way to manipulate human memory so that they wouldn’t have to remember anything bad."

Lois Lowry tells Neda Ulaby about how her father’s memory loss, which included her sister’s death at 28, inspired The Giver. (via thingspeopleasklibrarians)

How to write fiction: be present in your life. 

(Source: nprbooks, via shayera-librarian)

im-simply-me:

I will never not reblog this. 

Acts of public poetry. 

(via colesarar)

"Jim Moore is the kind of poet who makes me want to read more poetry—more of his poetry, definitely, but also more poetry in general. He’s the kind of contemporary poet that reminds me that verse is not a lost art form, but is still living, still breathing, and always relevant."—The Poetry of Jim Moore: Lightning at Dinner

penamerican:

"But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travelers notoriously false?" - "The Street"
Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

penamerican:

"But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travelers notoriously false?" - "The Street"

Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

"I love the way a book connects people, even if some people loved it and some people hated it. Reading together means we entered the same story, we walked the same streets and witnessed the same deaths and weddings."

— Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet. (via squinchyfry)

(via teacoffeebooks)

"It’s an intensely personal thing—the space where you create and think. Do you have a messy desk, or an organized one? Do you do your best work in a place with lots of light and open space, or a cluttered and cozy library?

Sneak a peek into the workspaces of famously creative people—some are orderly and minimalistic, others are cluttered and chaotic—but all are uniquely suited to the habits and aesthetics of these artists, writers, and thinkers.”—Inspiring Workplaces of Famous Creatives

"We have art in order not to die of the truth."

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via observando)

(via poetsandwriters)

neil-gaiman:

whatdinosaur:

Well hello there signed copy, I was not expecting you! This was truly a surprise and I did scream when I saw it.

Was this the one I stealth-signed in the Penn Station Hudson Books?

Neil Gaiman, everyone: writer, secret book signer 

neil-gaiman:

whatdinosaur:

Well hello there signed copy, I was not expecting you! This was truly a surprise and I did scream when I saw it.

Was this the one I stealth-signed in the Penn Station Hudson Books?

Neil Gaiman, everyone: writer, secret book signer