Ramadan isn’t just for the pure ones, it’s for the broken ones, the ones who have found themselves so far from faith, the ones who have forgotten the beauty of Islam. It’s for everyone, to find themselves in this beautiful month, to let go of what’s keeping them from seeing the real beauty of this religion. And even if it’s only for 30 days, I pray that your soul is deeply touched by its beauty.

Beginner writers, don’t despair.

When you’re first starting out as a writer, you assume you have one good story inside you. Maybe 500 words? Maybe 2,000? 20,000 at most?

But then you start writing dozens of flash fics and short stories. You realize you have hundreds of stories in your brain.

Then, you write a novel. You write draft 1. Wow! Even if the quality is your worst work in years, you wrote 70,000? 80,000? 90,000 words? 

Then, you write the following drafts. The writing improves. You flesh it out. Maybe you added 20,000 words. 

You start wondering about publishing houses, query letters. You write query letters and actually send them

For a while, no one gets back to you. After some perseverance, and maybe more edits to your novel, you get an agent. You get a deal.

To think, you started off unsure of whether you would ever write 5,000 consecutive high-quality words. 

Dark Quotes & Prompts

Anonymous said: Hi, thank you for all you do! I was wondering if you would have some dark quotes? I feel like there’s only light, airy ones floating around

Some of these are very negative and, well, dark, so if you’re not one for this sort of thing, please proceed warily.


“She’s a saint with the lips of a sinner. She’s an angel with a devilish kiss.”

“If you don’t fight for what you love, you cry for what you lose.”

“I love you, as certain dark things are to be loved. In secret, between the shadow and the soul.” - Pablo Naruda

“Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.” - R.Queen

“Hell sent us the most evil disease, and we humans called it “love” “- Conny Cernik

“You know that place between asleep and awake; that place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always love you. That’s where I will be waiting.” - Peter Pan

“But my dreams aren’t as empty as my conscience seems, to be. I have hours; only lonely. My love is vengeance that’s never free.”

“They told me not to play with fire, and I should’ve listened because I got burned by your soul and you left me in the ashes.”

“Until we’ve seen someone’s darkness we don’t really know who they are. Until we’ve forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.” - Marianne Williamson

“We’re all searching for someone who’s demons play well with ours.”

“He saw the darkness in her beauty. She saw the beauty in his darkness.”

“I don’t really get why everything has to end. Nothing can be perfect but instead of quitting, People should try to fix their problems instead of leaving. Love is a really wonderful feeling but most people don’t know the real meaning.”

“He looked at me as if I were the only star in her darkest night and he kissed me as if I were the air that filled her lungs.”

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” - Mary Oliver

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