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10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies




This list is still so great. 

Yup, these will scare your pants completely off. Invest in a nightlight.

The Turn of the Screw is amazing!!! 

*personal opinion alert*

The Exorcist is a magnificent piece of work, and the book gets under your skin in a different way than the movie. 

Also, tragically missing from the list is Richard Matheson’s Hell House. It should be a template for all modern American haunted house books.

- O

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Anonymous whispered:

Hello, I have a story that mainly focuses on one genre but has a lot of others mixed in a bit. I thought that would make the story more interesting, is it actually making it too confusing?

As long as you’re clear and concise about what you’re writing about, you’ll be fine. A lot of writing has bits and pieces of other genres mixed in- or at least aspects of it.

Hope this helps!


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Anonymous whispered:

How would you guys suggest moving on from a project? I've worked on the same project for the last few years with a friend, but we aren't able to work on it now. I'm in a really weird creative space right now, which I think is because I don't have the outlet that my project provided anymore. I'm not sure how to move on because the last project was so developed, that I see aspects of it in the new. Going from a developed idea to ones where I don't even know where to start is super discouraging.

What I usually do when I try to move on from a project are prompts.

Writing prompts  allow you to be more free what you can write, and trying out new things. Plus, there are no limits for things when it comes to prompts, as there might be jumping into a new project. It kind of frees your mind and let’s you think bigger about everything.

Hope that helps a bit!



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❝I am so in love with you that there isn’t anything else.❞

-Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via bookmania)

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Thank you so much for your support. We just want to spread the word.

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I’m not a big fan of adjectives, but it’s food for thought.

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Are band names singular or plural?



Simply put, in American English, we treat band names in the same way we treat regular nouns:





  • NOTE: In British English, band names (irrespective of whether they’re singular or plural nouns) are followed by the plural form of verbs (e.g., are, play, sing, etc.). For instance, “Radiohead are my favorite band” would be correct.
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❝What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.❞


J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye



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Anonymous whispered:

Ahh, I just wanted to say thank you to you all for your wonderful help. Even more so to K, who answered a lot of my questions, and is such a great help. Thank you sweetie! You're all amazing and thanks again <3

Thank you very much for the love. We all greatly appreciate it!

- O

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Anonymous whispered:

First, thank you for running such a lovely and helpful blog, it has helped me numerous amount of times! :) I have a question which I think will be considered as silly or odd, but is there is some sort of rule, not really a rule in particular, but something to help me while coming up with a title of my story? I'm honestly lost and I was just wondering if you would have some suggestions or some tips that might help. Thank you, again, for all your hard work! :)

Check out our titles tag :)

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Anonymous whispered:

Alright, so. I write a bunch of boyxboy type of books and I am having some trouble coming up with things for them to do. Like... Dinner dates or other events that can do, have anything in mind?

They can do anything two people can do together.

Go to the park. Go to the zoo. Got to the fair. Go hiking. Go on a pub crawl. Go to a concert and/or outdoor movie and/or outdoor performance. Go to a sporting event. Go to a museum. 

Play tennis. Play a pick-up ballgame. Play on a playground. Play ‘spot the tourist’ at the most popular spots in town.

Cook together. Swim together. Take painting lessons together. Learn archery together. Travel together. Shop together. Sleep together. Shower together. 

The sky’s the limit.

Hope this helps!

- O

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I just walk past like:


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A tour of the British Isles in accents

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Word Variation


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