each to each

there was a lot of peer pressure. so i made a tumblr.
elloellenoh:

For all of those writers out there who worry about writing diversity, this is how it’s done! Ryan Graudin’s THE WALLED CITY is set in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City and has 3 Asian main characters and it is BRILLIANT! It is not out until November but you can start preordering it. This is the way to write diverse characters. This is the way to write a brilliant story! Mark it on your lists and don’t miss it!!
There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run. 

Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there traffic drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.
- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ryan-graudin/the-walled-city/9780316405058/#desc

In which Ellen has many nice things to say about my next novel. She is lovely and too kind. 

elloellenoh:

For all of those writers out there who worry about writing diversity, this is how it’s done! Ryan Graudin’s THE WALLED CITY is set in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City and has 3 Asian main characters and it is BRILLIANT! It is not out until November but you can start preordering it. This is the way to write diverse characters. This is the way to write a brilliant story! Mark it on your lists and don’t miss it!!

There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.
Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there traffic drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.
- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ryan-graudin/the-walled-city/9780316405058/#desc

In which Ellen has many nice things to say about my next novel. She is lovely and too kind. 

arachnofiend:

marapetsrules:

bobfoxsky:

“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

I will never not reblog Eowyn. 

(Source: the-peoples-of-middle-earth, via nerdsarerhapsodic)

Meet Lazy Bob: my tea steeper.

Meet Lazy Bob: my tea steeper.

City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City | WSJ Live - Yahoo Screen

A deeper look into the Kowloon Walled City, which served as the main inspiration for my upcoming novel THE WALLED CITY. It still amazes me that this place existed!