"I will be wild. I will be brutal. I will encircle you and conquer you. I will be more powerful than your boats and your swords and your blood lust. I will be inevitable."
— Iphigenia, from A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky. (via antonsokolov)
(Source: civismundisum, via avelera)
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
— Sylvia Plath (via realizes)
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
— Somerset Maugham (via ellenkushner)
"Writing is alchemy. Dross becomes gold. Experience is transformed. Pain is changed. Suffering may become song. The ordinary or horrible is pushed by the will of the writer into grace or redemption, a prophetic wail, a screed for justice, an elegy of sadness or sorrow."
— Andrea Dworkin (via amandaonwriting)