"Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn’t going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book."
"I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean’s waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig."
My favorite moon phase is tonight :) one easy way to distinguish waxing from waning moons is this little rhyme: light in the right,getting bright. As in, if the crescent is on the right, it is waxing and turning into a full moon. Hope that helps and makes sense! After tracking the moon for 13 cycles you get so accustomed to the cycles and where to find Lady Luna in the sky it is second nature. I’ve coined this: Lunar Living. Following the moon you learn so much about your own energies and mythology from around the world. . #lunarliving #moonchild #waxingcrescent #crescentmoon #moonmagick #luna #moon
Love this. Incidentally, I just downloaded a moon tracking ap earlier today. Hopefully, with some practice, I’ll eventually be able to follow the moon’s cycle without it.
1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden
This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)
(Source: tirairgid, via ellenkushner)
What pushed your antagonist to become the antagonist in your story? If your antagonist were the main character, would your protagonist still be their antagonist?
Reblog for the second question, which is particularly interesting in relation to the boys.
"The first act of insight is throw away the labels. In fiction, while we do not necessarily write about ourselves, we write out of ourselves, using ourselves; what we learn from, what we are sensitive to, what we feel strongly about—these become our characters and go to make our plots. Characters in fiction are conceived from within, and they have, accordingly, their own interior life; they are individuals every time."