1 hour ago   •   121 notes   •   VIA guardian   •   SOURCE guardian
guardian:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the best-seller that almost never happened: 

Dahl’s young nephew read a draft, told him it was rubbish and so – we must assume, as it has never been found among Dahl’s otherwise meticulously kept papers – the writer threw it away. Read more »

Illustration: Quentin Blake (obviously!) 

guardian:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the best-seller that almost never happened

Dahl’s young nephew read a draft, told him it was rubbish and so – we must assume, as it has never been found among Dahl’s otherwise meticulously kept papers – the writer threw it away. Read more »

Illustration: Quentin Blake (obviously!) 

1 hour ago   •   447 notes   •   VIA characterandwritinghelp   •   SOURCE maxkirin

I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing.

 - Jerome Lawrence (via maxkirin)
19 hours ago   •   50,365 notes   •   VIA artisticwitchcraft   •   SOURCE ricardobessa
ricardobessa:


What if mermaids live really long - and the longer they live, the bigger they grow?

(I guess the bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to stick their torso and even their head out of the water. That’s why no one ever sees the big ones. And definitely never the huge ones.)
A bit late to the party, but here’s my contribution to Julie Dillon’s Catalog of Merfolk. I didn’t have nearly as much time to finish this as I wanted, but I have to be up in 5 hours so this will have to do!

ricardobessa:

What if mermaids live really long - and the longer they live, the bigger they grow?

(I guess the bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to stick their torso and even their head out of the water. That’s why no one ever sees the big ones. And definitely never the huge ones.)

A bit late to the party, but here’s my contribution to Julie Dillon’s Catalog of Merfolk. I didn’t have nearly as much time to finish this as I wanted, but I have to be up in 5 hours so this will have to do!

1 day ago   •   238 notes   •   VIA sharkbits   •   SOURCE maptitude1
maptitude1:

This map imagines the political boundaries of Europe (and surrounding areas) in 2100, after the ice caps have melted.

maptitude1:

This map imagines the political boundaries of Europe (and surrounding areas) in 2100, after the ice caps have melted.

1 day ago   •   3,676 notes   •   VIA artisticwitchcraft   •   SOURCE loish
loish:

finished version of this WIP from last february! the same WIP that, after changing the colors/ideas a bunch of times, led to this piece, but i went back to the old version and started over. 

loish:

finished version of this WIP from last february! the same WIP that, after changing the colors/ideas a bunch of times, led to this piece, but i went back to the old version and started over. 

1 day ago   •   192 notes   •   VIA clevergirlhelps   •   SOURCE armorporn
armorporn:

Armor for the Tilt
Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser  (German, Augsburg, 1525–1603)
Date: ca. 1580
Geography: Augsburg
Culture: German, Augsburg
Medium: Steel, brass, leather
Dimensions: H. as mounted 68 3/4 in. (174.6 cm); W. at shoulders 18 in. (45.7 cm); Wt. 81 lb. (36.8 kg)

On display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

armorporn:

Armor for the Tilt

Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser
(German, Augsburg, 1525–1603)

Date: ca. 1580
Geography: Augsburg
Culture: German, Augsburg
Medium: Steel, brass, leather
Dimensions: H. as mounted 68 3/4 in. (174.6 cm); W. at shoulders 18 in. (45.7 cm); Wt. 81 lb. (36.8 kg)
On display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1 day ago   •   177 notes   •   VIA the-right-writing   •   SOURCE the-right-writing

For an anti-hero to work as a protagonist, he needs saving graces. He might be a boozer, a brawler, or an irresponsible louse, but readers need to be convinced he has some real talents or virtues.

 - Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction
2 days ago   •   372 notes   •   VIA characterandwritinghelp   •   SOURCE ilovereadingandwriting
ilovereadingandwriting:

Start writing today…

ilovereadingandwriting:

Start writing today…

2 days ago   •   398 notes   •   VIA characterandwritinghelp   •   SOURCE ewstorchauthor

J. R. R. Tolkien 10 Tips For Writers