…Well I have a lot of work to do but not so much that I’m swamped, I’m looking for a new apartment that is cheaper so I can start saving money to visit my boyfriend in Washington. Dad is visiting so he’s staying in my apartment with me right now and he’s irritating but that’s because I’m not used to sharing my living space with anybody
I’m trying to write some new stuff but in a format I’ve never worked in before so progress is agonizingly slow
and I’m fiddling around with a gift for my friend because they want a rare pair
And I’m trying to get back into daily workouts after injuring myself really bad last month
Hey! So, I'm trying to write a fantasy story, and I know the basics of what I want to do, but I can't get the plot flowing. I was wondering if you could give me some advice of what you do to get some inspiration? Thanks a lot, it would mean a lot for you to answer, especially since you write beautifully. Thanks!
Hey there Nonnie! Thanks so much for the compliment! :D
So the thing with inspiration is that you can’t rely on it. Inspiration isn’t some amazing state where writing comes easily and you can just turn it on and off. It’s not something you can wait for. Things will never get finished if you wait until you are inspired. You gotta push through your writers block by writing. When I am uninspired, or have a bad cases of creative block I dive in the deep end. I write more than ever, all sorts of things… most of which are irrelevant to the main story I am writing.I build my inspiration out of productivity.
However there are things you can try. Maybe a nice walk in the park, look at the bugs- notice nature. Look at the stars. Read. Read everything. Do a painting or a drawing or take up an instrument. Clean your house. Change your bed sheets, have a nice cup of coffee. Procrastinate until you either get a burst of inspiration from somewhere or you feel so guilty about not doing your writing that you get back into it.
I believe genius is built not happened upon.
Plot is always tricky, but I know you will get one up and running! Chase it! :)
for anyone writing a personal statement here’s some advice I collated from countless sheets I have been given over the last three years. This is all sound advice, as I have written three personal statements and all of which have gotten me unconditional’s :) Good luck guys!
Hello, everyone! This has been a pretty rough year for everyone, but despite everything, the McElroy brothers and their antics have been bringing joy to us all! As a way of sharing the good feels they’ve given us, I’m putting together a fan-zine featuring full-color illustrations of the creations from their Abomination Conglomeration.
Here’s the rundown: around 24 artists will each draw an illustration of one of the Monster Factory cast. Each artist picks one of the monsters, just so we don’t end up having this turn into 23-PAMS-who-death-forgot-plus-1-Knife-Dad Zine. All the illustrations will be gathered into one zine, which will be sold digitally, and for those lovely people who chip in a little extra money as part of our preorder, physically as well! All the proceeds will then be donated to Planned Parenthood, so you get rad art while helping an awesome charity!
At the moment, we have 10 artists signed up, but have 14 spots still available! If you’re interested in contributing, please fill out the application form here VVV
…and submit it to me by Sunday February 26th, 2017. After that date, applications will officially close, the sheet will be taken offline, and I will begin to sort through those who applied. It should take no more than a day or two for me to sort through, after which I will send emails out to everyone who applied, saying whether or not you got in and how to proceed!
For those who are interested in the pre-orders, after I finish setting up the artists (and their deadlines) I will be opening up a sheet for pre-orders! Here, you will be able to order digital copies in advance, or even get one of the limited run physical copies of the zine! After pre-orders close, all orders from then on will be for the digital PDF ONLY.
I look forward to hearing from you! And if you know someone who might be interested, please do not hesitate to spread the word!