Scratch of the pen on the paper.
Tap of the keys in the dark.
Words written in ink.
Thoughts written in time.
Worlds created for eternity.
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bookishrealms said: My mum is scared because she checked out my search history and there was some really weird stuff there from when I was doing research for my novel. She's doubtful that research for writing should be this suspicious (eg. what would happen if someone disposed of a corpse in space), even for speculative fiction. Could you please assure that this is normal for writers?


This is normal for writers. Novel research will take you down strange alleys and peculiar byways.

This is also normal for people who don’t write. You go places and wonder and wander on the web because you are curious and because you are alive.

How to reach your wordcount goal


Staying on task when you’re not ‘in the zone’ is difficult. I’ve had days where I’ve pumped out 5,000 words, flushed cheeks and fingers flying over the keyboard. That’s a lot for me, as I’m usually a pretty slow writer.

But what to do when you know you want to write,…



Nine Wonderful Words About Words

Denominalisation…a sesquipedalian’s word for “verbing.”


Vintage books by naturesdoorways by Plum leaves (unpacking from our move) on Flickr.


“Reading library books is an essential part of my life.” — Warren H., library user SHARE if you love libraries!

Books I Read in 2013:

  1. The Waste Lands - Stephen King (The Dark Tower #3)
  2. Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
  3. The Little Lady Agency - Hester Browne
  4. All the Blue-Eyed Angels - Jen Blood
  5. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King (The Dark Tower #4)
  6. The Stealers of Dreams - Steve Lyons (Doctor Who)
  7. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #3)
  8. Children of Fire - Mary Fonvielle
  9. The 19 Dragons - S.M. Reine
  10. The Krillitane Storm - Christopher Cooper (Doctor Who)
  11. City of Darkness - Kim Wright (City of Mystery #1)
  12. Autonomy - Daniel Blythe (Doctor Who)
  13. Georgia On My Mind and Other Places - Charles Sheffeild
  14. Alex - Adam Nicolai
  15. The Jester - James Patterson
  16. Into the Silence - Sarah Pinborough (Torchwood)
  17. Pallas - L. Neil Smith
  18. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  19. Subculture - Charles Anthony Vilina
  20. Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
  21. Bay of the Dead - Mark Morris (Torchwood)
  22. Ancient Echoes - Joanne Pence
  23. The House that Jack Built - Guy Adams (Torchwood)
  24. If I Stay - Gayle Forman (If I Stay #1)
  25. Stardust - Neil Gaiman
  26. Consequences - Joseph Lidster (Torchwood)
  27. The Serpent in the Glass - D.M. Andrews
  28. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
  29. Atomic Summer - Elaine Summer
  30. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King (The Dark Tower #5)
  31. Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter #14)
  32. Apollo 23 - Justin Richards (Doctor Who)
  33. Hollowed Ground - Steven Savile
  34. Night of the Humans - David Llewellyn (Doctor Who)
  35. The Weight of Silence - Heather Gudenkauf
  36. Brain Box Blues - Cris Ramsay (Eureka)
  37. Stormy Weather - Carl Hiaasen
  38. Mossflower - Brain Jacques (Redwall #2)
  39. Back on Murder - J. Mark Bertrand
  40. The Cloud Seeders - James Zerndt
  41. Horns - Joe Hill
  42. Under the Dome - Stephen King
  43. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  44. The Pumpkin Muffin Murder - Livia J Washburn
  45. Blindness - Jose Saramago
  46. Martin the Warrior - Brian Jacques (Redwall #6)


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Don’t insult my babies.

(by daniel-barter)



For all the imgurian writers out there, The wheel of emotions


When I’m almost done reading a good book.



((You guys don’t know steampunk until you head on over to this awesome little slice of heaven over here in Baltimore. This is a repurposed power plant that was built in 1900 that was converted into a Barnes and Nobel. It boasts a good selection of books, has the obligatory Starbucks inside with an awesome view of the city, but also has a really neat and informative aquarium that features wildlife you’d find in the bay! This is one awesome looking place to read. If you guys ever visit me up here in Maryland, we’d totally visit this Barnes and Noble.))

I went there 2 weeks ago! So cool!!


Neil Gaiman Explains All Hallow’s Read (by Neil Gaiman)