Author has written 12 stories for Hobbit, Kuroshitsuji, Lord of the Rings, American Horror Story, and Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou
"A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus," or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that." - King Baldwin IV (Kingdom of Heaven, 2005)
"Pain is part of growing up. It's how we learn." - Lieutenant Chartrand (Angels & Demons, 2006)
"I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways. It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window. He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero." - Diedrich Knickerbocker, the "Nameless Old Man" (The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow, 1820)
"Time is a river...and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, a very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following." - R.W. and Rev. Joseph Fort Newton (The Lost Symbol, 2009)
"If you are so innocent, why do you run? Hmm?" "That's a very good question. I run because you were following me. When you are followed, you are arrested. And when you are arrested, you are already guilty. So you tell me, why did I run?" - Leo Demidov and Anatoly Brodsky (Child 44, 2008)
"'Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don't want to be most of us." - Oberyn Martell (Game of Thrones, 2014)
"There are many types of monsters that scare me: Monsters who cause trouble without showing themselves, monsters who abduct children, monsters who devour dreams, monsters who suck blood... and then, monsters who tell nothing but lies. Lying monsters are a real nuisance: They are much more cunning than others. They pose as humans even though they have no understanding of the human heart; they eat even though they've never experienced hunger; they study even though they have no interest in academics; they seek friendship even though they do not know how to love. If I were to encounter such monsters, I would likely be eaten by them... because in truth, I am that monster." - L Lawliet (Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors, 2008)
“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.” - George R.R. Martin
Where should I start? Ah, here we go!Female, twenty years old, currently living in Spain. Please don't ask me to speak in Spanish, because I am still learning myself. ( ._.) Tryphanophobic. (T_T) An older sister, the childish friend in the group, student, and part-time Pokemon master. My reads range from epic fantasies to historical novels, crime-thrillers, mysteries to horror novels. I love to read books and watch movies; they are my inspirations to write stories. Special talents: eating pizza, sleeping, daydreaming, and procrastinating. Other interests include sports: basketball, tennis, MotoGP, and Formula One. My first instinct is to smile whenever I look at a stranger. It gets awkward sometimes, but a smile is all I can offer! I do not read other fanfiction stories. If mine are, in any way, similar to yours, please bear in mind that I did not intend it.
- Write all the time. No matter where you are. Write yourself out of creative blocks. Write even it's complete garbage. Just don't stop writing.
- Read widely and deeply. If you feel you don't have time for reading, make time for it.
- Write what you want to write. Not what others expect you to write. Don't let people's opinions shape your first draft. Critique is for later.
- Collect your inspirations. Recognize what about these things light a fire in you. Hold them close to you.
- Keep a journal. It doesn't have to be about you all the time. Just write a journal everyday; relish the feeling of pen on paper. It can set you free.
- You don't have to get it right. You just have to get it out.
- Take a walk. Enjoy nature, the city, or just your neighbourhood. Go out to clear your head or fill it up again.
- Think in harsh critiques, better yourself and your writing with them, but do not worry over them. Be positive no matter what.
- Perfection is impossible. Don't strive for it. Don't strive for greatness or fame either. Just write.
- Never give up.
Writing Tips (from Stephen King)
- ON WHAT IT TAKES: "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut."
- ON GOING FORWARD: "The scariest moment is always just before you start."
- ON MOTIVATION: "You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you."
- ON KEEPING IT SIMPLE: "Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s."
- ON QUALITY: "I think the best stories always end up being about the people rather than the event, which is to say character-driven."
- ON STYLE: "The road to hell is paved with adverbs."
- ON MEANING: "Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe."
- ON HAPPINESS: "Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy."
- ON FINDING IDEAS: "Let's get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up."
- ON HARD WORK: "There is a muse, but he’s not going to come fluttering down into your writing room and scatter creative fairy-dust all over your typewriter or computer. He lives in the ground. He’s a basement kind of guy. You have to descend to his level, and once you get down there you have to furnish an apartment for him to live in. You have to do all the grunt labor, in other words, while the muse sits and smokes cigars and admires his bowling trophies and pretends to ignore you. Do you think it’s fair? I think it’s fair. He may not be much to look at, that muse-guy, and he may not be much of a conversationalist, but he’s got inspiration. It’s right that you should do all the work and burn all the mid-night oil, because the guy with the cigar and the little wings has got a bag of magic. There’s stuff in there that can change your life. Believe me, I know."
10 Inalienable Rights of the Reader (by Daniel Pennac)
The right not to read
The right to skip
The right to not finish a book
The right to read it again
The right to read anything
The right to mistake a book for real life
The right to read anywhere
The right to dip in
The right to read out loud
The right to be quiet
7 Ways to get over Fictional Characters
Don't even try.
You really won't.
You just can't.