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why did authors stop naming their chapters i loved it when there was a clever little title for each chapter it was great

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There’s a saying that says “if you fall in love with a writer, you can never die”, but no one stops to consider the writer that falls in love with you - how they die with every black ink smudge that runs across their pages of poetry and prose, all about how deeply they love you and how sorrowful they are that they could never be a sufficient amount of passive or aggressive to please you. No one has stopped to consider that ink pens are not the only things that have stained their clothes crimson, or that the words they write - describing you so beautifully and fluently are only attractive in the eyes of the reader and never the writer. Those words hold hours of silence and bitterness for the night you left them all alone to cry and write away everything they felt, but it will never go away. Those feelings never go away. They sit and they simmer and they combine into the deepest colour of black that has ever been seen and they melt away everything that once was water coloured in oranges and yellows. You are lucky to live endless lives in the pages of a writer, though the writer has died many times just to place you there. Untitled
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They’re never just books.

They’re whole worlds bound in paper and ink and spines. They’re the friends who never left you behind, the ones who were always there when the rest of the world wasn’t, the ones who turned a rainy day into an adventure.

They’re the ones that didn’t care that you were a little overweight, that you had glasses or flat feet or had to use an inhaler at the thought of a mile run.

They’re the ones that didn’t laugh or make fun.

They’re the ones who encouraged you to think, to work, to create, that showed it was a worthy endeavor to put words to paper. They’re the ones who inspired, pushed you to make your own worlds, your own stories.

Like a symbol of scientific notation, stories are an immense force of the universe bound within the confines of something as small as a paperback.
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Saying to someone “The books you read are not my preferred literature” is acceptable, but to say that you read “shitty books” and that “they are not literature” is insulting

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There are books out there that have great female protagonists that have a plot that doesn’t revolve around romance. You can find them. They exist, I promise. I’m currently writing one, I’ll let you know when it hits the stands.

But don’t make fun of novels for having great female protagonists that have a plot line that DOES revolve around romance because they’re good books, too. I love reading novels that don’t have romance, but I also love a good Sarah Dessen novel now-and-again. Usually those books also have a great sub-plot that teaches you something about life. And sometimes they don’t. Sometimes I just want to read about the girl who gets the guy, because it’s happy, and it’s heartwarming.

Stop shaming novels. The author wrote them that way for a reason, and they obviously have an audience who enjoys them or they wouldn’t exist.

Stop shaming women’s novels that contain romance, in particular. It’s hard enough being a female writer and getting published, let us write about whatever we want to write about. If I want to write a novel about a girl learning a life lesson that has nothing to do with getting a boyfriend, then so be it. But if I want to a write an entire novel about a girl trying to get a boyfriend, then great for me, at least I’m writing something and expressing myself creatively.

The moral of the story is: Let books be what they are, everyone needs a different genre in which to escape reality for a little while.

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Opening a story file to work on it after not touching it for months.


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*spends all money on books*

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"A good book has no ending."
– R.D. Cumming

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