Dragons All the Way Down

The official tumblr for author Danika Stone

its-a-writer-thing:

ilovereadingandwriting:

You are a writer (via Pinterest)

You have to start to achieve anything. Tomorrow you won’t have more inspiration, tomorrow people won’t take you more seriously, tomorrow you won’t have success dropped in your lap. You have to start right where you are.
Hell, you could start today or tomorrow and still never have success; but that’s not why you do it. You do it because it’s something that’s important to you, and if that’s why you do it, why waste a single day?

its-a-writer-thing:

ilovereadingandwriting:

You are a writer (via Pinterest)

You have to start to achieve anything. Tomorrow you won’t have more inspiration, tomorrow people won’t take you more seriously, tomorrow you won’t have success dropped in your lap. You have to start right where you are.

Hell, you could start today or tomorrow and still never have success; but that’s not why you do it. You do it because it’s something that’s important to you, and if that’s why you do it, why waste a single day?

“Whether or not you write well, write bravely”

—   Bill Stout (x)

(Source: writejenwrite)

“In a story, you can turn to the front and begin again and everyone lives once more. That doesn’t work in real life.”

—   Ally Condie, Reached (via quotethat)

“Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.”

—   Melinda Haynes (via journaling-junkie)
amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Mickey Spillane, born 9 March 1918, died 17 July 2006
10 Quotes on Writing

amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Mickey Spillane, born 9 March 1918, died 17 July 2006

10 Quotes on Writing

“Your writing is yours. If you feel the words have a place and a purpose, then they belong exactly as they are. Don’t be so quick to erase the things you like.”

—   My English Prof. “On Writing Acceptance” (via journaling-junkie)

“Write it, even if you think it’s terrible. Don’t prevent yourself from jotting down a word, phrase, or paragraph just because it “isn’t quite right” or “it won’t work.” Maybe it will, maybe it won’t, but it’s better to write it down, you can always edit later. And you don’t want to stop yourself before you even get started! The point isn’t to use everything you write. You can’t be expected to pop out perfect prose your first time out! Write now, edit later.”

—   Cristine Grace (via writetothestars)

“99% of writing is fear. Scared to not do the story justice. Scared no one else will like it. Scared of failure. Scared of success.”

—   

bethrevis (x)

This times a million.

(via writejenwrite)

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

“I think if you feel like you were born to write, then you probably were.”

—   Lena Dunham (via a-thousand-words)

“For me, writing a novel is like having a dream. Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while I’m still awake. I can continue yesterday’s dream today, something you can’t normally do in everyday life.”

—   HARUKI MURAKAMI (via fictionwritingtips)

“The darker someone’s soul is, the more beautiful their words are.”

—   Tyler Draper (via merticual)

“As a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.”

—   Kazuo Ishiguro (via writersrelief)

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.”

—   Ernest Hemingway (via fictionwritingtips)