Dreaming in Ink
Hayley. 22. A writer with too much time on her hands, and somehow never enough. I also make graphics! Expect fangirl-y-ness to follow.

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"I am not a place for cowards."
—Caitlyn Siehl, “What We Buried” (via planb-becomeapirate)

posted 5 months ago on 7/5/2014 - 8,928 notes
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posted 8 months ago on 6/2/2014 - 75 notes

"I want the parts that you’ve tried to throw away – the parts that you were convinced no one could ever love."
Connotativewords [ jl ] I Want (via get-your-goat)

posted 8 months ago on 5/2/2014 - 91,423 notes


Being a writer is extremely hard. This has always been true. It was true for Chaucer. It was true for Shakespeare, who wrote plays to please the queen. No one cares if you write. It has to matter to you so enormously much that you visit your ego upon the world and give it no choice except to care. I agree that this is harder now, not just because there are all these outlets that don’t pay, but also because there are ALL THESE OUTLETS. Because of the Internet, there is too much content and not enough audience. It is so hard to distinguish oneself.

Here is the trick, I think: You have to be brave as a writer. You have to write in a pure voice that is distinct and rare. It really is not hard. That does not require facility with words so much as it requires lack of fear. Of course, that is hard. Fear is the thing that gets in the way of everything: love, happiness, success.

I happen to think there were many more opportunities twenty years ago to get a job as an editorial assistant at a magazine and write little articles until you could get assigned bigger pieces. But in terms of becoming an author of a book, the odds are as stacked against you or for you as ever. It is really difficult. But I think if you are sure this is what you must do, you need to be fearless and proceed. It really only works if it is a matter of no other choice.

—Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel via Reddit AMA  (via writersandphilosophers)

posted 8 months ago on 3/2/2014 - 2,571 notes
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"You can tell how dangerous a person is by the way they hold their anger inside themselves quietly."

posted 8 months ago on 3/2/2014 - 396,349 notes
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posted 8 months ago on 1/2/2014 - 536 notes

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people."
—Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture” (via planb-becomeapirate)

posted 8 months ago on 30/1/2014 - 2,943 notes

"The rewrites are a struggle right now. Sometimes I wish writing a book could just be easy for me at last. But when I think about it practically, I am glad it’s a struggle. I am (as usual) attempting to write a book that’s too hard for me. I’m telling a story I’m not smart enough to tell. The risk of failure is huge. But I prefer it this way. I’m forced to learn, forced to smarten myself up, forced to wrestle. And if it works, then I’ll have written something that is better than I am."
—Shannon Hale (via writingquotes)

posted 8 months ago on 26/1/2014 - 388 notes

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—jurne azubiah (via divineblu)

posted 9 months ago on 22/1/2014 - 992 notes

"You deserve to take up space."
Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche (via ironwombat)

posted 9 months ago on 20/1/2014 - 21,146 notes