I would love to read your writing!
Its up to you! Do what you feel!
PUT IT ON HERE NOWWWWWWWAAAAAAH!
So you guys are actually really overwhelming (in a brilliantly good way)
So here’s my game plan: I’ll post my writing on here. BUT, it will be reblogged from a tumblr I will make exclusively dedicated to my writing. Mostly because I want stuff I write to be easy to find and not lost in reblogs. so as soon as i can figure out a name for the new blog, it’s gonna happen. Your support is amazing; thanks! ^_^
So, I’ve been thinking; I originally started this tumblr some two odd years ago so I could practice writing. As you can see, I have drifted from that. But I want to wriiiiiiiiiiite, and I hate that I’m keeping it to myself.
Question for my followers: Would you be interested if I posted some short stories, editorial writing, and other written works on here? (or should I just make a new tumblr?)
read once all the way through, then read it excluding the words in parentheses, and then read only the words in parentheses.
Writer Chinua Achebe of Nigeria died this week at 82. Achebe wrote novels (including “Things Fall Apart”) as well as essays and poetry, most if not all of which touched on his homeland (especially issues of colonization, power and culture).
I love his response, in an interview with Paris Review, as to why he did not teach creative writing:
Well, I don’t know how it’s done. I mean it. I really don’t know. The only thing I can say for it is that it provides work for writers. Don’t laugh! It’s very important. I think it’s very important for writers who need something else to do, especially in these precarious times. Many writers can’t make a living. So to be able to teach how to write is valuable to them. But I don’t really know about its value to the student. I don’t mean it’s useless. But I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to teach me how to write. That’s my own taste. I prefer to stumble on it. I prefer to go on trying all kinds of things, not to be told, This is the way it is done.
So I was planning to finish up this really long short story I’m working on and write another story of about 1000 words before 8:30 am, but at the rate I’m going, I don’t think I’ll be able to get the 2nd story done. So bump it.
I was going through this new book of short stories I bought and reached this one
I wondered what it could possibly be about
I DIDN’T EXPECT IT TO BE LITERAL
He was also reasonable, he didn’t fuck married mothers
Apparently by an author named Aimee Bender…. I WANT TO READ THIS…
writing specific characters - advice
- a young character
- a character who lost someone important
- a flirtatious character
- a villain (2) (3) (4)
- a character based on yourself
- a hit man or mercenary
- an indifferent character
- a bitchy character
- a gay character
- a dancer
- a vampire
- a pansexual character
- a character on the police force
- a drunk character
- a manipulative character
- a friends with benefits relationship
- a natural born leader (2)
- a nice character
- a british character
- a character with a baby
- an assassin
- a character with night terrors
- a rich character
- a witty character
A summary of how people die (and don’t) in swordfights
This is a really good article about how quickly people actually die from cuts and punctures inflicted by swords and knives. However, it’s really really long and I figured that since I was summarizing for my own benefit I’d share it for anyone else who is writing fiction that involves hacking and slashing your villain(s) to death. If you want the nitty gritty of the hows and whys of this, you can find it at the original source.
…even in the case of mortal wounds, pain may not reach levels of magnitude sufficient to incapacitate a determined swordsman.