Sandra Gibbons

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Japan-born American writer and artist based in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. Half Filipina. Lover of all-things fantasy and Final Fantasy. Minimalist. Story Darling: https://youtube.com/sandragibbons

"I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched." Edgar Allan Poe
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4 truths to help you write your first novel manuscript

How I changed my habits & finally wrote my first bookAnd how you can, too. Or whatever it is your heart desires.

Desperation sometimes drives innovation. These words were spoken by current Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi but they express an idea that’s been around for a long, long time. Stated differently:


Limitations breed creativity.


Necessity is the mother of invention.


Desperate

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
“I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.”
Well, it's hard to talk about this line without getting into spoilers. But it appears twice more in the Grishaverse—in King of Scars and in Rule of Wolves. Okay, stop reading if this is your first time reading Shadow and Bone. Stop reading. You've been warned. Turn back now. SPOILER: Baghra does warn Alina that her son has had centuries to master manipulating gullible people and he will tell them what he needs to in order to achieve his goals. Even so, sometimes the Darkling is so smart he games himself, and I think this is one of those moments. Yes, it's a line he's used before and he'll use ...more
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
He had seen a woman, barefoot and unflinching in her doorway, face down a row of bayonets. He knew the look of a man defending his home with nothing but a rock in his hand.
I have to admit the prologues and epilogues of the trilogy are some of my favorite parts of the series, maybe because I love writing in the third person. Whenever I'm stuck in a story, I revert to that omniscient storyteller voice. I'll sit in my bathtub and just try to tell the story to myself. It's how I began every folk tale in The Language of Thorns. You may be surprised to learn that, in the outline of Shadow and Bone, Mal and Alina had parents. But when I got deeper into my research, I learned about some of the noblemen who had fought the French in the Napoleonic Wars. While plenty of ...more
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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
“Serious as a pressure breach.”
This is my new favorite saying for emphasizing how serious I am. Is there anything in space more serious than a pressure breach?
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Dispel Illusion by Mark  Lawrence
A dying child is a mirror. What you find to say to them is a truer reflection of who you are than anything you’ll see over your toothbrush.
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“I embody the illusion of happy reality. That smile is merely the cracking of my finite soul.”
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Sandra Gibbons Alice wrote: "Hi Sandra! Thanks for the friend request!" Wow—I had no idea there was a comment feature on profile pages... 😂 HELLO, ALICE!!! 🖤


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