Yvonne Shine

... Cooks, Prays, Reads, Tumbles, Tweets, Writes...

jamisings asked: Forgive me if this is too bold, but I was wondering your feelings as an author about the rise of people discovered who wrote fan fiction, who it can be easily proven they plagiarized huge sections of their fan fiction from other published works, and yet still get huge deals including movie deals.

eloisajames:

I don’t know much about it, to be honest.  What I like about fan fiction is that I think it gives confidence to people who might be great writers to take that step into writing. You can tell yourself you’re “just” writing fan fiction, and that’s a safe place to practice craft.  Obviously, one would hope that nobody ends up plagiarizing from a published book, whether as a fan or otherwise.

kitchenistadiaries:

After the apple pie was done, made 3 sweet potato pies (2 minis)… great day in the kitchen! My deep dish sweet potato pie recipe is still available at e-junkie.com/TheKitchenista with a $5 donation to support my site. #foodporn #kitchenista #homecooking #fallcooking #pies

kitchenistadiaries:

After the apple pie was done, made 3 sweet potato pies (2 minis)… great day in the kitchen! My deep dish sweet potato pie recipe is still available at e-junkie.com/TheKitchenista with a $5 donation to support my site. #foodporn #kitchenista #homecooking #fallcooking #pies

wordbookstores:

New and new-ish arrivals include staff picks On Immunity by Eula Biss, Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (laurenbeukes), and Department of Speculation (paperback) by Jenny Offill (jennyoffill).*

*Signage and thumbs up provided by Hercules, our new staffer who is but an arm, as far as we can tell. 

"There will always be books printed on paper, with covers. Writers will persist in their insistence. Ergo, there will always be a publisher somewhere who will make books …" YS 

10 Daily Random Facts

ultrafacts:

Sloths can swim 3 times faster than they can move on land — They can also hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.

One of the oldest fully preserved body ever found is 2,500 year old and it actually has tattoos.

Disney World is actually larger than 17 countries.

Pixar’s animation team had…