“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”—Meg Cabot (via isaboutwords)
“Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe — I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”—
“Like the way the sun is right now, with the long shadows, and that kind of bright, soft light you get when the sun isn’t quite setting? That’s the light that makes everything better, everything prettier, and today, everything just seemed to be in that light.”—John Green, Looking for Alaska (via bookmania)
“I’ve run out of words. My pockets are full of letters I can’t string together and I’m so desperate to say something that I say nothing and my heart is about to burst through my chest.”—Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (via a-good-book-has-no-ending)
yeah it is, and there's no real timeline because the main character is writing his memoir and flashing back to his childhood as he remembers certain events!
Oooo, that’s awesome!! I love it when authors experiment with unconventional ways of writing stories and make the narrative non-linear. It makes it so interesting. I shall definitely give it a go this Summer I think :D
Have you ever read A Prayer for Owen Meany ? I had to read it for English 12 this year and it was actually a REALLY good book! It's by John Irving. I'd recommend it ... it starts off slow but then gets really good around the 2-3 chapters :)
No I haven’t, I haven’t heard of it either. However, I did just google it and read about it on Wikipedia, and it does sound good ^_^ It’s not often I read post-Edwardian books other than the amazing ones like Catcher In The Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harry Potter, etc, but I may give that a try as the plot has caught my eye :D It’s set in two sections as well, right? Past and present?