Monday, July 28, 2014
A writer is a world trapped in a person. Victor Hugo (via wordsnquotes)

(Source: wordsnquotes)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

the manuscripts of the masters: 20th century writers 

jean-louis lebris de kerouac
francis scott key fitzgerald
ernest miller hemingway
john ronald reule tolkien 
john ernst steinbeck, jr
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. Jane Yolen (via maxkirin)
There are only two important elements to a great novel. The first is an interesting character. A character that you thoroughly know and feel will go a long way toward attracting a readership.

The second element is an interesting problem.
Walter Dean Myers, with advice for a young writer. (via lettersandlight)
Read my review of Eleanor & Park here.
"You saved my life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily.

Read my review of Eleanor & Park here.

"You saved my life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily.

purblinddoomster:

I’m celebrating 1,000 followers on The Brass Trap *and* DTfG’s brand new cover design by giving away TWO autographed copies of this “kick-ass feminist steampunk” novel.
My husband’s Bechdel-Test-passing, indie-published novel is getting great reviews on Amazon:

“Turn of the (last) century historical fiction featuring engaging women as the main characters…can’t wait for part two. Funny, richly detailed, and action packed. Such a pleasure to read.”
“Amazingly well written. The pace is steady and engaging.”

 And from Tumblr book bloggers:

Literature Love Affair: 5 Stars, I Loved this Book “…strong debut novel infused with brilliant characters and feminist literature…Seriously, read this book.  I cannot stress this enough.”  http://literatureloveaffair.tumblr.com/post/87189449709/dicing-time-for-gladness  
YABookers: 4 Stars, It was Really Great “If you enjoy feminism and women challenging the norm then I highly suggest you read this!” http://yabookers.tumblr.com/post/89868176771/dicing-time-for-gladness-by-austin-scott-collins
Elite Indie Reads:  “This book … is an intelligent look into power, those who wield it, and what that means for the rest of the world. Very intriguing book with wonderfully written dialogue and a plot that keeps you going.” http://eliteindiereads.weebly.com/cognition-corner-eir-blog/a-dicing-time-for-gladness-cognitive-enticing-adventurous-reading-fun

Giveaway Rules:
Each reblog is an entry.
If you follow The Brass Trap/Purblind Doomster each reblog counts for two entries.
Winners chosen at random from all entries.
Giveaway will close August 31, 2014.  Winners will be notified via Tumblr message.  I will pay for all shipping costs, obvs.

purblinddoomster:

I’m celebrating 1,000 followers on The Brass Trap *and* DTfG’s brand new cover design by giving away TWO autographed copies of this “kick-ass feminist steampunk” novel.

My husband’s Bechdel-Test-passing, indie-published novel is getting great reviews on Amazon:

“Turn of the (last) century historical fiction featuring engaging women as the main characters…can’t wait for part two. Funny, richly detailed, and action packed. Such a pleasure to read.

“Amazingly well written. The pace is steady and engaging.

 And from Tumblr book bloggers:

Literature Love Affair: 5 Stars, I Loved this Book “…strong debut novel infused with brilliant characters and feminist literature…Seriously, read this book.  I cannot stress this enough.”  http://literatureloveaffair.tumblr.com/post/87189449709/dicing-time-for-gladness  

YABookers: 4 Stars, It was Really Great “If you enjoy feminism and women challenging the norm then I highly suggest you read this!” http://yabookers.tumblr.com/post/89868176771/dicing-time-for-gladness-by-austin-scott-collins

Elite Indie Reads:  “This book … is an intelligent look into power, those who wield it, and what that means for the rest of the world. Very intriguing book with wonderfully written dialogue and a plot that keeps you going.” http://eliteindiereads.weebly.com/cognition-corner-eir-blog/a-dicing-time-for-gladness-cognitive-enticing-adventurous-reading-fun

Giveaway Rules:

  1. Each reblog is an entry.
  2. If you follow The Brass Trap/Purblind Doomster each reblog counts for two entries.
  3. Winners chosen at random from all entries.
  4. Giveaway will close August 31, 2014.  Winners will be notified via Tumblr message.  I will pay for all shipping costs, obvs.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
And I wasn’t looking for a promise or commitment
But it was never just fun and I thought you were different…
Ed Sheeran, Don’t  (via introspectivepoet)
blondesnowwhite:

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Friday, July 25, 2014
booksdirect:

"Magic" from Egghead by Bo Burnham.

booksdirect:

"Magic" from Egghead by Bo Burnham.

(Source: iwastesomuchtime.com)

(Source: abookblog)