Well, first you have to love writing. A lot of authors love having written. But I enjoy the actual writing. Beside that, I think the main reason I can be so prolific is the huge amount of planning I do before I start to write.
I do a very complete, chapter-by-chapter outline of every book I write. When I sit down to write, I already know everything that’s going to happen in the book. This means I’ve done all the important thinking, and I can relax and enjoy the writing. I could never write so many books if I didn’t outline them first.
—  R.L. Stine

modern fictional characters:  jane eyre 

“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it’s expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it’s perils.” 

wishingforwitches asked:

Whats a good way to start loving your body?

Two things I always recommend:

1) Self educating: seek out information, there are so many books and films about media’s impact on our body image, cultural impact, social impact, and other conditioning, also learning about Health At Every Size and how things like BMI do not determine your health, and even if you are not living a healthy lifestyle, it does not make you a lesser than human being. I think we have some very cool stuff in our “videos” tag but two of my favorites are MisRepresentation (full movie is on Netflix) and Killing Me Softly 4. Once you know what you’re up against, it’s makes it easier to see that it’s not YOU with the problem, it’s your surroundings.

2) Retrain your brain:  Changing how you look outside is not going to necessarily make you happier, your life isn’t necessarily going to change. But by putting an end to self-loathing, self-disgust, and LOVING yourself, your whole life will certainly change.Try Mirror Work; practicing every day, telling yourself, reminding yourself that you are beautiful. Let this thought fill you up! Beauty is not even a priority, it’s not important in order to enjoy life. And that’s the next part, show yourself how you can enjoy life, looking the way you look. Find things that you enjoy doing and do them! Push yourself to take some risks, to do things you might be afraid to do (for many of us it’s the swimsuit in public fear) and go for it! Challenge yourself to find your joy!

Hope this helped!! - Annie

abs0luteb4stard asked:

Do you know what your reading speed is like? You have some good looking books. Any suggestions of previously read books? I'm down for anything, any subject, etc.

i’m a pretty quick reader, i just have an incredibly short attention span (which is probably why i accumulate so many books so fast). what i read is pretty neatly divided between poetry and fantasy. some books i would definitely suggest are

  • good omens by neil gaiman & terry pratchett. it’s a fairly humourous novel about witches, angels and the end of the world. i read it in middle school and it’s one of my favourite books. pratchett and gaiman are both hilarious + beautiful at setting scenes, describing characters, etc. i would really recommend anything by either of them (discworld, american gods)
  • crush by richard siken. it’s poetry, it’s morbid, it’s nostalgic, it’s gay! i end up rereading it every six months and each time i appreciate it in a new way
  • the last unicorn by peter s. beagle is extremely beautifully written fantasy and it’s oddly philosophical at times
  • failure and i bury the body by sasha west
  • the anatomy of being by shinji moon
  • the dangerous angels series by francesca lia block 
  • teaching my mother how to give birth by warsan shire
  • les misérables by victor hugo
  • deathless by catherynne m. valente
  • anything by anne carson. basically any anne carson book is worth picking up and something i would recommend reading

i’ll probably add to this later because i’ll almost definitely think of something else 


I did the book balancing tag! It was harder than I expected. (I think you can tell from the first picture) I used some tall hardbacks, and the most I could manage was 5 books.

Thanks so much to thebooker for tagging me. I’m going to tag the first few people on my dash: caffeinatedchapters, thepdecker, readaroundtherosie, katcalaveras and soo-many-books-so-little-time.

worrisomeme asked:

Are there any books or authors you could recommend for developing my abilities, especially with talking to and/or seeing spirits? I want to be able to control it better but there's so many books I just don't know who's reputable or where to start. Thanks!

My favorites are So You Want to Be a Medium?, Opening to Channel, and Ask Your Guides

Once you start connecting with your spiritual support team (angels, guides, etc) the most important thing to do is to build a relationship with them. They will help you more than any book can, because they respond directly to you and your abilities.

Hope this helps!

bethhduncann asked:

do you know of a book that will really get me into my feelings? I've tried so many books and none of them really pull at my heart, I'm starting to thing I'm heartless or something.

Watch The Lion King. If you don’t cry at the part where little Simba is trying to get his dad to wake up, then you are heartless. Kidding ;P

Here are a few that did it for me:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - It is a slow read, and I almost gave up on it, but it ended up being a favorite. 

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent -The ending was very difficult for me to read. 

The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

If you are up for some non-fiction:

Genie: A Scientific Tragedy by Russ Rymer- This book will most likely piss you off, make you feel sad, and maybe even make you cry.

If you want to try some comics:

We3 by Grant Morrison - Maybe it is just because I am a pet owner that this one had an affect on me. 

Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh- I was a little disappointed, but it is still pretty good. 

I am sorry that I don’t have more, but I hope it helps. Does anyone have recommendation?

The Ancient Greek scholar and grammarian Didymus was nicknamed χαλκέντερος: the “bronze-gutted”. The surname came from his indefatigable industry: he was said to have written so many books that he was unable to recollect what he had already written. Athenaeus records that he wrote 3500 books; Seneca gives the figure of 4000. As a result he acquired the additional nickname βιβλιολάθης “book-forgetter”.