Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.

 - Caitlyn Siehl, “Sky Poem” (via chocolatefrogs)
September 17 2014, 09:37 PM   •   23,854 notes   •   Via: bolgered   •   Source: chocolatefrogs

Everyone thinks of [fairy tales] in terms of poisoned apples and glass coffins, and forgets that they represent girls who walked into dark forests and remade them into their own reflections.

September 17 2014, 09:31 PM   •   18,265 notes   •   Via: mistressmedea   •   Source: dapuritoyo

Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales by Jeannine Hall Gailey

September 17 2014, 09:30 PM   •   3,374 notes   •   Via: mythandrists   •   Source: eros-turannos

lucreziaborgiad:

We call this bravery. xxx

insp.

September 17 2014, 01:24 PM   •   1,417 notes   •   Via: ofdarkwater   •   Source: lucreziaborgiad

suzywire:

'Academy' by Andreas Larsson for Fantastic Man F.W 2014

September 16 2014, 08:27 PM   •   138 notes   •   Via: whistfullyromantic   •   Source: suzywire

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.

 - Henry Miller (via ancient-serpent)
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The Most In-Depth Query Letter Advice on the Internet 

writeworld:

Writing a query letter can be one of the most daunting tasks of the writing process. You have to pitch your entire book to an agent in ~300 words and hope they’ll be interested enough to ask for more. But when you search Google for help, all you find are sites that say, "Write a good hook!" or "Be brief in the body of the letter!"

Well, in this post, you’re going to get an (extremely) detailed breakdown of my query letter, which garnered a good number of requests. You’ll find what hooks agents, what not to include, and a step-by-step guide to tackling the formidable “back cover description”in the body of your letter.

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September 15 2014, 09:18 PM   •   363 notes   •   Via: writeworld   •   Source: writeworld
Grainger admits to being drawn to roles with a bad-girl edge, from the manipulative Lucrezia Borgia to the unfeeling Estella in Great Expectations to the bank-robbing O.G. Bonnie Parker. “I think all the characters I’ve played have had an element of putting up a front,” she says. “Bonnie was single-minded, fame-hungry, selfish, and shallow, but I still liked her. It’s great to play someone with emotional complexity.” (x)
September 15 2014, 04:40 PM   •   1,018 notes   •   Via: ofdarkwater   •   Source: tyenespoison
Advice for a 14 year old girl?
Anonymous Asked

5000letters:

Take the fight with you everywhere. Learn how to say “no.” Don’t let boys put their fingers inside of you in dark corners if they’re not gonna hold your hand in the light. Be good to other women. Be good to yourself. Nothing is forever and everything is forever. Learn which is which. Let go of the things that aren’t good for you. Hold onto the people that are. Be fucking furious if you need to be. Be loud, be opinionated, be angry. Don’t take shit from people who call you “girl.” Boys are stupid and there’s loads of them, don’t let one ruin you. Learn how to say no, acknowledge your right to say it, use it.

September 15 2014, 04:39 PM   •   439 notes   •   Via: 5000letters   •   Source: 5000letters

roborenard:

absolutely destroy the idea that you have to be loved romantically and love romantically

destroy the idea that the end goal of life is to get into a romantic relationship/marriage

romantic love isn’t a requirement to live life and it never will be

September 15 2014, 04:29 PM   •   25,366 notes   •   Via: mirroir   •   Source: roborenard