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You’re a Real Writer

I know you don’t think so. You see the “real writers” as the people who have multiple books published, who show up and speak at conferences, who announce this deal or that one, have reviews in professional journals, and who get paid actual money for their books. But the distinction isn’t in the way we put on our pants in the morning. The typing words into the computer thing is the same for all of us, trust me.

That writer you think is so far beyond you still has days she’s convinced nothing she’s writing works. That writer who made a big deal last week is chewing his fingernails off, convinced that this is the last book he’ll get paid for. The writer you heard speak at that conference last year is struggling for a new agent and a new contract for a book she got told wasn’t going to sell. And the writer who landed a new agent at that same conference is still struggling to make his first sale.

We all stare at the computer screen, not sure if what we’re doing make sense or is worth our time. We all have days that no words get written. We all have days where we have to prioritize family even when the words are streaming out of our minds. We all struggle to believe we’re good enough, that our ideas matter, that this work is still something worth getting up for in the mornings.

And we all do the same thing to fight against these fears. We keep writing.

That’s what makes a “real” writer. Do you write? Are you working on something? Are you scared of your own audacity in writing? Are you willing to admit your dreams? Do you keep at it even when it seems useless? Do you write because you like writing, not because you want to be published? Do you wish you were writing the way that other people wish they were at the beach? Do you write novels while you’re doing the dishes? Do you meet people and want to put them in your own books?

You’re a real writer.

I hate that trope of characters who are like “oh being poor doesn’t scare me” like okay I’ve been financially unstable and lived in an economically depressed area most of my life and it scares the daylights out of me bc I know some of the consequences

like…this isn’t about how hard I’ve had it bc there’s loads of people who had it much harder, it’s about the fact that I /hate/ when people who have never really experienced financial hardships bad enough to compromise their ability to afford basic necessities romanticise poverty as somehow ~simple and ~wholesome in contrast to the ostensibly exhaustingly complex lifestyles of the rich

it’s not simple it’s complicated and difficult and can severely impact your mental and physical health and making it seem all rosy-tinted is just another way for rich people to make themselves feel better about wealth inequality

I had time to kill on a train ride and decided I’d start the Foxhole Court… I’m pretty pumped about it so far

shadystarr  asked:

Is the college tag ready for an update if not then what about roommates?Thanks for doing what you do! You keep me sane

nah college au is good

Strut into Your Heart by Brittanica2015 (2/3 | 2,138 | NR)

Derek is a college freshman who’s working as a barista in order to get enough money to satisfy his book addiction. Everything is fine until one day his favorite model, Stiles Stilinski walks in and completely changes his life.

We’re Enemies, Lovers, not Friends by KeepingTheStarsApart (1/1 | 16,302 | G)

Just as planned since kindergarten, Stiles and Scott shared a dorm room and life was as fine and dandy as life at university can possibly be.
But things happen, wardrobes get set on fire, and now Stiles has to share his room with one Derek Hale.
And no matter what Erica says, Derek’s impressive abs - or his ocean-colored eyes, or his adorable bunny teeth - do nothing to stop Stiles from hating his guts.

An Enemies-to-Lovers via Prank War fic, because I needed a reason to cover Derek in glitter. Obviously.

AlphaWolf vs. the Super Geek by involuntaryorange (1/1 | 976 | G)

You’d think the most challenging part of Derek’s life would be the supervillains who are constantly trying to destroy the city. Not the cute, gatekeeping geek who sits near him in his history lecture.

Peaches by vanillawg (1/1 | 7,175 | NC17)

The library is quiet, this late at night.

Bad Karma by kaistrex (weishen) (1/1 | 1,670 | PG13)

Josh has come to learn that everything about Stilinski is a little odd.

Hale’s Library & Coffee Shop by scarlettletterr (1/1 | 3,833 | R)

College Student Stiles is looking for a place to work - so he can pay his bills - when his friend from class, Erica, mentions that her boss is looking for someone to help at Hale’s Library and Coffee Shop.
Stiles gets the job, along with a giant crush on his boss, Derek, that seems obvious to anyone but him.

A pet-peeve about education: having textbooks that are never used in class.

In high school there was always the heavy books you either-
A: carried around constantly, always concerned you’d eventually need them
B: left them in locker and got no warning about when you’d need them
C: left them at home because fuck it
And in college, boy does it sting when it is heavily hinted by the professor that this book will be “important to the course”, and when you buy it, the book instead gathers dust under food wrappers on your dorm desk from no use.

And I’ve read through chapters of these books on my own and honestly? There is no new info to me. That’s my personal opinion, but it really bites to buy a book that’s full of stuff you already know. 


Yes! Silly Lyra Book 2 is now available online!

Here are the details of the book:
- Printed on 135 gram matte paper with a matte softcover
- 60 pages
- A5 size

The book is again priced at $10

Due to the book being more pages than the last one the shipping weight did increase. So, the tax, handling fees and shipping are $8 this time around. But, you get more book for your money!

Available on:


Etsy allows for payments with any major credit or debit card and PayPal.

For questions you can write a message to:

I hope you all enjoy the book!

ACOTAR Coloring Book Giveaway

For all my followers who are also fans of the ACOTAR series, due to a series of random and kind of hilarious mixups, I ended up ordering an extra copy of the ACOTAR coloring book. I can’t get my money back and rather than try to sell it, I decided it’d be easier to give it away. :) 

Update: There will be two winners

So if you’re interested, here’s what you need to do:

1) Reblog this post between now (April 30) through May 7th, 2017, 10:00 pm PT. 

2) Have your ask box open or IM on so I can contact you if you win. (I will announce the winners here on my blog on the 9th after my last final, but I will also be contacting you directly)


-I will be using a random generator to select the winners. 

-I will ship internationally but please keep in mind that I will need an address to send it to you. (I promise I will be very respectful of your privacy and will only use it to send you the coloring book)

Please only enter if you’re actually a fan of the series and truly want to enjoy this coloring book (in other words, please don’t plan on selling it on eBay or something like that).

And that’s all I have I think. (I know, finally!) 

Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck! :)

kuroda42  asked:

Is Template watching zombietale? (The AU where the flower goes crazy)

Yup, you got that right! ;D

I really wanna see how it continues xD

anonymous asked:

Can you guys rec some newly updated sterek bakery/coffeeshop fics? :) keep up the good work!

coffeeshop is coming up!

Strut into Your Heart by Brittanica2015 (3/3 | 4,059 | NR)

Derek is a college freshman who’s working as a barista in order to get enough money to satisfy his book addiction. Everything is fine until one day his favorite model, Stiles Stilinski walks in and completely changes his life.

Hold the Sugar; You’re Sweet Enough by Dani Mahealani (ProtectJeanKirschtein) (1/1 | 2,846 | G)

Stiles loves his friends, he really does. But as he’s making Derek’s latte, he catches what Scott’s written on Derek’s cup and groans.

“What are you, twelve? You know Derek already has my number. He’s had my number. We text every day,” Stiles says as he works on the latte.

Scott looks over at him from the register with the most innocent grin in the world and shrugs. “I know, but I wanted to make a statement.”

Stiles rolls his eyes and shakes his head. “You mean adding ‘+ SS’ underneath his name and drawing a heart around it wasn’t enough of a statement?”

“If you’re not going to flirt with him yourself, I’ll just flirt with him for you,” Scott says, shrugging.

or the one where their meddling friends decide it’s high time for stiles and derek to get their acts together and date

Celestial Navigation by alocalband (1/1 | 12,492 | R)

A year after the death of his sister, while struggling with social anxiety and writer’s block, Derek decides to start over somewhere new.

Tea Drinking Cutie by synoa (1/1 | 1,426 | G)

Derek works as a barista at a coffee shop, Stiles doesn’t drink coffee because of the Adderall.
They are not off to the best start but they find a way to make it work.

Written for the “Caffè o Tè?” challenge at

Oops by Little Spoon (JaydenNara) (1/1 | 2,852 | PG13)

Derek was the one that brought Stiles dinner when he knew Stiles had forgotten, and Derek was the one that massaged Stiles’ feet when he was stressed. When they watched a movie, Stiles snuggled up against him, and Stiles trusted Derek enough to fall asleep on his shoulder. When Stiles woke up in the middle of the night screaming, Derek was the one that held until he fell back asleep, and in return, Stiles would help him count his fingers when Derek wasn’t sure if he was awake.

Derek and Stiles were just friends. Oops?

Twenty-One: Part One - Alfie Solomons

Can I request Alfie with a younger lady? Like, how she isn’t sure she can’t trust him at first and how protective he is at her? Maybe some smut if you will? I DON’T KNOW I’M JUST RANTING OVER SWEET ALFIE BEING RULED BY SOMEONE HALF HIS SIZE AND YOUNG sorry 

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven |  Part Eight (the first bit)Part Eight (the second bit) | Part Nine | Part Ten | Part Eleven | Part Twelve | Part Thirteen | Part Fourteen | Part Fifteen (the first bit)Part Fifteen (the second bit) Part Sixteen |  Part Seventeen | Part Eighteen | Part NineteenPart Twenty |

“Are you going to just going to hang out there while I do all the work?” I shout teasingly through to Florrie in the bar while I count the money from the tills.

“Emilia, you know how I feel about handling the books in this place,” she shouts back, “besides I couldn’t get you to clean these glasses for love nor money, so hush.”

We settle into our evening routine, finely tuned after a year of working together and as I file away all the paperwork, gather up the books and run through the notes of any suspicious customers - or coppers as they’re more commonly known - I wonder why Mr Solomons would draw so much attention to himself  by opening such an extravagant bar.

Keep reading


And now finally, after 495803493 years (okay it was four-ish weeks), I am back with a new post! This one tackles one of the woes of a student’s existence: the ACT. It’s standardized testing season again so I thought I would share some of my studying tips and advice that will hopefully help you improve your scores! 


This is really, really important. Buy a prep book or borrow one from the library. I believe there’s even a post here that has some online versions. You may be thinking “Nah, I got this.” but it’s not that simple. I personally don’t know anyone who’s scored really well on their first try. Most people have taken the ACT multiple times in order to reach their desired score. Most if not all of those times were with intensive studying. It’s extremely hard (not impossible) to get a top score on your first try. Don’t waste your time and money, get a prep book. I don’t know much about ACT classes because I’ve never taken one but I’ve done just fine without one and so have many of my friends. I know they can be very expensive and I don’t know how worth it they are. It depends on you as a person and your learning style. I personally would recommend the prep book. My choices are

  • Princeton Review’s ACT (The Newest Edition if possible because they changed the test)
  • Princeton Review’s ACT Elite 36 (If you’re looking to nail those last few points to get a top score)

Now I have only used Princeton Review. I have no experience with any other review materials so I can’t say how good they are. But, in my studying, I found Princeton Review to be very helpful. Their explanations were clear and concise, they had a little bit of humor thrown in, and their practice tests were pretty close to the real thing. Plus, their testing strategies were on point. I strongly recommend them.


Be organized. It’s going to make a huge difference in your preparedness. School and extracurriculars are hectic enough as it is and it’s going to be hard to find time to study. If you just say “I’m going to study when I have time” or “I’ll do it later” you’re most likely not going to get anything done. 

  • First: How much time do you have until the test? Ideally, you want to start studying a month or two before the test. This will allow you to learn all the strategies and take a sufficient amount of practice tests. But if you have a week before the exam, fear not! Although not ideal, If you’re organized you’ll study enough to do well. Once you’ve determined the days/months you have to study,
  • Make a study schedule. Plan out exactly how much time each day you’ll dedicate to studying for the ACT. I know things happen and you’re schedule can change, but you should be pretty aware of when you have free time. The amount of time you dedicate per day is up to you, but I would suggest at least a half hour per day (with more if you’re taking a practice test). If you have more time to study, you can devote less time whereas if you have less time to study, you want to devote more time. Again, it’s up to you.
  • Stick to the schedule! Don’t procrastinate. When it comes time to study, study. Put away all distractions and focus. You’ll get more out of your studying sessions if you’re more focused versus being distracted and checking tumblr every five minutes.


Believe it or not, there are strategies to approaching each part of the test. This is where the prep book comes in. The prep book details all of these strategies in detail and gives you examples. These strategies usually work! They help you approach the sections in the right way in order to maximize your time and minimize your errors. Learn them well. Some say to focus on your weak spots and ignore your strengths when doing this. It’s up to you, but I disagree. I think spending time evenly on all the sections will maximize your score. But definitely don’t ignore your weakness. They will bring a really good score to a mediocre one.


No matter what you do, don’t skip this part. Even if you refuse to learn any strategies, take practice tests. It’s the best way to get a feel for the test and to see the format. Don’t show up on test day not knowing anything, or very little, about the format and types of questions. It will bring down your score. Take at least 3 timed practice tests, where you sit down as if it were the real thing and take the whole test in one sitting. These practice tests (although not the best indicators of your score) will indicate the range of scores you’re in. If you did learn techniques, and even if you didn’t, the practice tests are the place to see what techniques need polishing/what you need to work on (this includes the essays!).


Have your registration ticket, number 2 pencils (I usually go with four just in case), an eraser that works, a calculator FULLY CHARGED OR WITH NEW BATTERIES, your ID, a water bottle, a snack for during breaks, and a jacket if you think you’ll need one. The night before is up to you. Numerous places say to relax and “watch a movie” but again, like so much of this test, it’s up to you. If you feel confident in your abilities, feel free to watch a movie. If you’re slightly unsure, go over the areas you’re uncertain about. I always study the night before and it works for me. Usually I take a practice test or two and see how well I do, and I go over weak spots. Regardless of what you choose to do, get a good night’s sleep. The next morning, eat a good breakfast - something you know will last you four hours. In the testing room, turn off your cellphone and double check to make sure it’s off. You wouldn’t want to invalidate your scores because you left your phone on vibrate and your best friend called you in the middle of the test. And last but not least, be CONFIDENT! You’ve got this! You’ve studied for months/weeks/days and you know your stuff inside out! No matter what happens, you’re going to ace the test! Don’t let the pressure get to you! Be calm and focused and you’ll do well!

I hope this post was helpful and that you all improve your scores (or get really good ones on the first try!). Let me know if you have any questions and good luck!

Byeler Headcanons #1
  • Will getting nervous about college applications, Mike making him laugh to calm him down
  • Mike taking Will shopping for prom outfits, Will criticising Mike’s choices
  • Mike stealing ice-cream from Karen’s freezer, riding to Will’s place and having chats in Castle Byers all night long
  • MIKE TAKING WILL TO THERAPY TO HELP MANAGE HIS PTSD, re-assuring him through night terrors
  • Will taking care of Mike when he’s sick (or at least complaining that he is)
  • Late night scientific discussions about the cosmos, technology and comic books
  • Mike and Will studying cryptography, to send secret love letters to each other in class
  • Sleep overs in Castle Byers
  • Mike & Will discussing college choices, with Mike wanting to pursue science and Will wanting to pursue the arts
  • Will considering an information technology/visual art double major
  • Mike considering chemistry and physics
  • Will lowkey freaking out about college costs and not wanting to stress Joyce out
  • Mike getting his first job at a computer store, Will getting his first job at a comic book/games store
  • Spending their money on movies, new games and candy
  • Playing truth or dare with Dustin and Lucas, who dare Mike to kiss Will; Will gives Mike an imperceptible wink
    • the feels tho
  • Will coming out to Mike first.
  • Will getting depressed because he thinks Mike is straight
  • Will losing his freaking mind when Mike comes out to him and asks him out
  • Mike teasing him and cuddling him
  • Mike being exceptionally defensive when anyone hurts Will
  • Will and Nancy’s friendship
    • “Why are you dating Mike? He’s such a dork!” // “Yeah, he is but he’s my dork”
  • Jonathan and Mike’s friendship
    • discussing cameras and computers
  • Will getting cold during a sleep over and snuggling up next to Mike
    • he thinks Mike is asleep but Mike can’t stop grinning & just generally feeling loved
  • Will freaking out because there is a bug
  • Mike freaking out because there is a bug
  • Will eventually agreeing to get rid of it in exchange for not having to do the dishes
  • Will can’t kill the bug so he takes it outside
teach me how to boost

any tips on boosting? my son and i are living hella lean, even now that i lift all our clothes and most extra things. i need money for christmas, or else he’s just gonna get books i can lift cause i can fit toys in my purse 🙄 i’m so tired on being heinously poor


Stop the presses! Jonathan Crane is wearing a hood! (And I thought things couldn’t get any better than last week’s issue) I’ll admit that I don’t really care for the overarching story of this comic, but I really love the artwork, especially the Fear Toxin effects and hallucinations. The distorted font they used for Scarecrow’s speech bubbles is a nice touch too.

This issue perfectly illustrates how Jonathan can assert control over a situation, using his fear toxin to turn everyone against themselves. Don’t want to pay the hired rogue for his hard work? That’s alright he’ll get his money one way or another. (gotta afford those books somehow) Although I gotta say, the most terrifying part of all of this was the mayor’s creepy bdsm nightmare.

Harley Quinn #30