So cute baboushkat: 2 seconds of this played before it crashed and i was already crying with laughter.
I graduated today. It was fun and hectic and kind of/sort of sad. A good sad, but still, sad. One of the biggest highlights naturally came when I was going to receive my “diploma” (or rather, the ceremonial memo that my diploma would be mailed at a later date). The Head of the English Department shook my hand and, said, “wow, those are a lot of medals.” Needless to...
Currently working on the last paper I’ll probably ever write for college. My procrastination level is at an all-time high. This may be the toughest paper I’ve ever had to write.
I wrote all day today. Well, most of today. I had this scene in my head and really needed to put it on paper. It’s just a random scene. Something I’ll come back to later when the time’s right. I would say that doesn’t work, but it does and it really helps me when I’m working on a longer work.
Part of the reason I love Silver Linings Playbook is due to the Hemmingway scene. If you’ve seen it, you know it’s good. For those of you who haven’t, it’s the scene where Pat finishes reading Hemmingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and is so disappointed by the ending that he chucks the book through the window (breaking it) and then proceeds to wake up his...
Terrible Case of the Writer's Block
Uh…it’s like getting a cold for my brain. I find myself wondering if this block would subside if I slept all day and drank lots of fluids…’cause that normally helps me get over a cold. >.<
Sometimes it doesn’t feel like I’m writing, so much as I am rearranging words on a page. I’m not quite sure if that falls into the editing category, but it certainly feels like editing until a paragraph blows up to half a page. And then I know I have to cut that down (later) and isn’t that part supposed to be the editing part of the process? So I’m guessing the...
It's Amazing How
doing something you really love can put some perspective back in your life. Right now, I’m doing something I really love and I’m helping people too. It’s a win-win :D
It’s complicated. And I’d rather put in earbuds and listen to music than think about it
A Post About Flash Fiction (in less than 1000...
Yesterday, I wrote my first flash fiction work. For those of you who don’t know, flash fiction is an incredibly short story—it’s fiction as fast as the Flash himself >insert classic laugh reel here<. Anyway, flash fiction can range from 100 words to 1000, but no more after that. Since I’m incredibly verbose, my flash fiction was 1000 words—and I’m...
So I got stuck again. I’m starting to develop a process whenever I reach a writing block. Like instead of trying to face the problem head-on from my main characters’ perspective, I switch perspectives, which helps me figure out what I need to know. So I switched perspectives, developed my antagonist a LOT more, added a couple of new characters, and developed one of my more secondary...
I’m not quite sure where my professor gets the idea that I can read 100+ pages in a night and complete a worksheet for his class per reading night in addition to my other classes, job, internship, and extracurriculars. I was kind of hoping that I would get to have that elusive thing called “a life” this semester, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen...
if a character is sarcastic there’s a 135% chance i’ll love them
Uh. This week I am definitely finishing this chapter. Honestly, I need to be more o”on the ball” with this writing thing. Seriously, I wonder how writers like Nicolas Sparks and James Patterson do it. Do they just stockpile stories or something so they have an arsenal of best-selling material to go back to if they have a free moment? I need to seriously clear my schedule and get...
I’m on a side of a road somewhere, stuck in the middle of a very deep hole, with...– John Green, Carnegie Hall “Evening of Awesome” 1/15/13 (full abyss quote) (via pagesofarandomrambler)
Apparently, I’m a silent leader. I never even knew what that was until today.
I’m a detailed person. I’m bad at summarizing.
Maybe there is something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love,...– Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green (via quote-book)