HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE IT NOVEL!
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Photoshop edit by me.
I thought I would never make any new Pennywise edits because the hyperfixation has lost its power, but here I am. I can't really let him go.. Work in progress.
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Stephen King | On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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Cleaning out my store!! Sale ends on September 24th and then my store will close for updating 🥰
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"Come on back and we’ll see if you remember the simplest thing of all – how it is to be children, secure in belief and thus afraid of the dark."🎈
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That moment when Maturin makes an appearance on an episode of teen titans go XD
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mary maclane, the story of mary maclane / pierre bonnard - jeune femme écrivant, 1908 / louise fitzhugh, harriet the spy / phil grey - two photos from will self’s writing room: a 360 degree view in 71 photos, 2007 / tom astor - susie boyt’s notebooks, 2018 / stephen king, on writing / jill krementz - stephen king at his home office with his corgi marlowe, 1995 / joan didion - “on keeping a notebook” / wayne miller - author and poet maya angelou, 1974 / photo of sylvia plath from the everett collection / anne carson in a 2016 interview with NPR / octavia butler’s motivational notes to self / jim carroll, the basketball diaries / benjamin garcia - writing painting, 2012 / wayne pascal - writer’s block, 2019 / louisa may alcott, little women / little women (2019) / mary shelley (2017) / dickinson (2019) / anne lamott, bird by bird
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You may be aware that Stephen King suffered near-fatal injuries in 1999 after being struck by a car whose driver had become distracted by the driver’s dog.
You may also know that Stephen King’s Dark Tower series involves a fair amount of dimension-hopping at various points.
If you’re not a reader of Stephen King’s work, but you’re aware of the memes about his stuff, you may even know that, in the course of the aforementioned dimension-hopping shenanigans, the protagonists of the Dark Tower series at one point venture into our own world, where they encounter Stephen King – the man writing the book in which they appear – and that this self-insertion proves to be a critical plot point.
What you may not have picked up as a non-reader is that the 1999 hit-and-run plays a role in this event, in which the driver of the car is depicted as an unwitting servant of the Crimson King.
Like, imagine being that guy. You nearly kill a famous horror writer by accident, then five years later the guy publishes a book about a magic cowboy where one of the plot’s critical junctures hinges on you, personally, being a pawn of Cthulhu Santa Claus.
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I tried to find something about this to reblog and share, but I didn't see anything so I wanted to put this out there. More than 1000 authors have all signed a petition to stand in solidarity with trans rights and essentially condemning J.K. Rowling's TERF views.
This includes Stephen King (which coincides with his Twitter drama with Rowling from before), Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, and more big names in the industry.
Look at those beautiful trans supportive authors!
The Google doc with the letter and a list of the authors who signed it can be found here:
Here is a link to an LA Times article:
And here is a link to the Guardian article:
I thought, given all the sincere disappointment I've heard from people who loved her books, at least this gives you an alternative source.
Trans rights are human rights!
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"You think 'Okay, I get it, I'm prepared for the worst', but you hold out that small hope, see, and that's what fucks you up. That's what kills you."
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Your favorite character has now been destroyed.
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SHE WASN'T EVEN TAGGED IN HIS TWEET, IT WAS ON ANOTHER TWEET THREAD AZZSUWZSZSHAUWZZSZZDSHEHDHSUSH
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I wish we could stay here forever, and ever, and ever.
THE SHINING (1980)
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when stephen king said “it was easier to be brave when you were someone else.” and when mark z. danielewski said “we all create stories to protect ourselves” and when richard siken said “you want a better story, who wouldn’t?”
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Celebrity Tweets Collection:
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THE WICKER MAN (1973)
THE RITUAL (2017)
THE VVITCH (2015)
READY OR NOT (2019)
THE CONJURING (2013)
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some writing advice nobody asked for
- figure out why you write. is it a hobby? is it something you want to become your career? do you have intentions of going to print? then you'll have a better idea of what advice you need.
- experiment with scheduling versus writing whenever you fancy it. i'm reading on writing by stephen king right now for uni and he says that he sets himself a goal of writing 2,000 words a day. he gives a lot of good advice about writing but i won't put it all here because then it won't be my writing advice lol, but one thing he says is to get into a room with a closed door and no distractions (unplug the tv, turn off your phone/wifi etc), sit down, and do not leave that room until you have your 2,000 words. i did this in the final week of writing my novel and it worked wonders, even though i'm not usually the kind of person to start a writing session with a wc goal in mind!
- don't show people the first draft. this exists solely for you. show them the second, or maybe the third. the first draft's job is just to exist, not to be by any means brilliant. don't introduce unnecessary pressure or doubt by showing people the rough work (unless obviously this is your agent/editor because it's kind of what your job together is)
- try not to get too bogged down by the driving plot or clear arcs/ideas at first. people will tell you different things, so really it's about figuring out what works with your personal writing style, but in my experience i start with a vague idea or atmosphere, maybe a character or two. when i start with a central plot point (i.e. "i want this group of students to end up involved in a murder"), even if i do stick to that, the plot will grow and expand itself as you write. what began as the big, main, central part, becomes just one little part of a huge, rich plot. it's true when people say that books like to write themselves - your final draft will most likely look absolutely nothing like your original plan or even your whole first draft, and that's what i absolutely love about the craft.
- and finally, listen to more radiohead. alternately put "something in the way" by nirvana on loop. just trust me.
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