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aimso:

Apparently how people feel after waking up from naps.

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How I feel after waking up from naps.

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Lol. Me too!

sjmaas:

chocolatehazelnutcake:

LOOK AT THEM ALL!
I would have put TAB in but my internet is terrible up here so I couldn’t be bothered.

Ahhh! So cool. <3

Love!

maggie-stiefvater:

Happy St. Mark’s Eve! Behold the official cover and title of Raven Boys III, which comes out October 28, 2014. 

Love this so much!!!

maggie-stiefvater:

Happy St. Mark’s Eve! Behold the official cover and title of Raven Boys III, which comes out October 28, 2014.

Love this so much!!!

How do you typically get over writers block/ avoid getting stuck? And do you have any tips for avoiding pointless parts that add nothing to the story?

maggie-stiefvater:

Rightly or wrongly, I assume my subconscious knows the story that I’m trying to tell, so I generally further assume that writer’s block means that I’ve wandered away from that story.

So my solution for writer’s block is to open a new document, name it OUTTAKES. Then I look at my original manuscript and highlight every single bit of novel that I am not thrilled by. Then I cut it and paste it into outtakes, so I can pretend I’ll use it again.

I guess maybe sometimes I use it again.

I had 150,000 words of outtakes for Dream Thieves. It was a novel I really, really wanted to get right.

I don't know what to do with this power of public response. Supposedly the Lynch brothers play instruments? What do they play/will we get to find out/are you going to just Writer Laugh at this question?

maggie-stiefvater:

Ronan plays the Irish pipes — that might be canon, actually. Is that already in Dream Thieves? It might be. He plays them because they are awesome, difficult, and sad.

GET IT?

One of the Lynch brothers plays the concertina. It’s the cute brother.

If you use magic in fiction, the first thing you have to do is put barriers up. There must be limits to magic. If you can snap your fingers and make anything happen, where’s the fun in that? … The story really starts when you put limits on magic. Where fantasy gets a bad name is when anything can happen because a wizard snaps his fingers. Magic has to come with a cost, probably a much bigger cost than when things are done by what is usually called ‘the hard way.’
Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, on writing magic. (via theticklishpear)
scholasticreadingclub:

I think we can handle this assessment…
(via mashable’s list of “14 Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the ’90s”)

Ah, the memories&#8230;

scholasticreadingclub:

I think we can handle this assessment…

(via mashable’s list of “14 Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the ’90s”)

Ah, the memories…

erinbowman:

Trailer for a short film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s short story, “The Tale of the Three Brothers,” created by students from the New England School of Communications.

The filmmakers have been granted permission from Warner Bros. to create this project and will screen the full film on May 04, 2014 at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre.

Okay I know he's not around anymore but -- Will we see or hear any more of Kavinsky in the third book?

maggie-stiefvater:

Here is the thing about Kavinsky. I invested, like, 18 months of my life into him, and then he died, which is very annoying to me because he had all the good scenes and he lit things on fire and he drove my car (or maybe I drove his car; he had his Evo first) and he was just so tragic and terrible and awesome Ronan’s dark mirror and I loved him.

But he is dead. And I will not toy with anyone, because KAVINSKY: he is staying dead.

There is fall out in book 3, but also, book 3 is using different cameras than book 2, so the focus is different. Book 2 was Ronan’s book. Book 3 is not. 

Is there going to be another Lament/Ballad book? I love them so much :)

maggie-stiefvater:

I actually wrote an entire third book, Requiem, last year, and sold it to Scholastic, but then I decided I was not happy with it and snatched it back from my editor.

Scholastic is very good about putting out only work that I’m happy with, so they’ve been kind enough to not send Queen Latifah to badger me, a la Stranger than Fiction.

So it exists. I think I know how to fix it. But I am just not going to put it out without being happy with it. And I won’t lie: it’s a very weird thing to return to those characters now, one million published words and however many fictional characters later.

I would write the first two books differently now, and I don’t want the third book to not satisfy folks who loved the first two.