“Novels remind us that the hard questions matter, they always have, and that we can’t ignore them just because we’re comfortable, well-fed, sheltered, and secure. Maybe those same comforts, which give us time and leisure enough to read novels in the first place, are the very reason why we need them so badly. A great novel is always felt as a kind of gift, and here’s the strange thing: these gifts are heartbreaks we wouldn’t suffer, tears we wouldn’t shed, agonies we wouldn’t undergo, if we simply left the books alone and did something else with our time.”
You are head to toe black and white and I’m still standing near the bedside, shaking while you pull back the sheets like the skin of a flayed man.
There’s raindrops and there’s raindrops and I don’t know the difference, I’m all grey, I’m cold Wednesday mornings and you are relaxed Sunday, I’ve given up, I’m gone.
I’m hearing these things I cannot answer, I will not keep them. You’re confessing the rules of life and I have fingers in my ears and how am I supposed to write like that?
You were right about me even when your fingernails chipped off under the reddish portions of my skin. You’re still in there because I never healed, I scarred, and you’re still in there. You’re still in there.
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.”
“Nobody will ever love you as much as an artist can. On your worst days, they will find poetry in the knots of your hair.”
I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!
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Almost 12,000 words into Kognition: Third Trial and just now starting the third chapter. With the many continuing plots and characters, as well as the ongoing mystery of the game world that many of you will read in Second Stage, KTT is going to be long. #kognition #writing #indieauthor #indiewriting
The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie (1910) cover and title pages illustrations by Arthur Rackham
Almost to the 10,000 word mark for Kognition: Third Trial and I’m still on Chapter Two :3
Third Trial is going to be really good.