Creep Factor to the 10th Power
The Second Third. My characters are stupid and they suck. I can’t even remember who they are. They all merge into silly pretenders who shouldn’t even be characters on a daytime soap opera. And who’s the asshat who came up with this plot? Seriously? Does Marvel comics know you’ve stolen their formula for Overused Plot #14? And dude, what the fuck is up with all of the gerunds you keep slapping in sentences. Don’t you know it’s illegal in seventeen states? And another thing. Split Infinitives is not a Marvel superhero alternate world character arc! It’s a crime!
The Fourth Third of Novel Writing - Writing advice from Weston Ochse
My guiding philosophy — Be Water My Friend! - Bruce Lee Remix (by An0nYm0u5r3v0lut10n)
Most of us will not get rich doing this. Of the hundreds of thousands of authors publishing today, a mere fraction can actually make a living at it and only a fraction of those will ever make more as an author than they would as a plumber or a taxi driver.
Wrath James White (via briankeene)
To be sure, the Road of Excess leads to the Palace of Wisdom, even when it takes you through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. Just watch out for parasites.
― Samuel R. Delany, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders