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Writing Inspiration 💜

Hey, are you stuck writing your first draft? Please, remember that first drafts don’t have to be pretty— they just have to be written. Okay?

Seriously. Culture puts a lot of pressure on writers (specially young writers) to make something amazing right off the start, but that just isn’t how writing works. First drafts are always bad. Always. How could they not be? You’re experiencing the story firsthand. I’ve met so many writers over the years who get stuck trying to make the first draft good because they think it’ll save time later on. SPOILERS: It doesn’t.

Here’s a piece of advice:

Nothing wastes time like trying to save time.

Just write your book. As the story changes (and it will) make notes of what you’ll fix later. Keep writing. Don’t stop ‘til the end. Remember that as a writer you don’t have to get it “right” on the first try. Revision is your best friend. Give it a call when you’re done. Okay? Okay.

I hope this helps. Keep writing, writerly friend~ ⭐️

anonymous asked:

bellarke, 8

sorry this took so long, anon!! school and homework absolutely kicked my ass this weekend and then i had a major case of writer’s block, so thanks for your patience darling <3

bellarke + 8. oh my god, i thought you were going to die. please don’t ever scare me like that again.

Clarke is perfectly relaxed until her radio crackles to life.

She hears Bellamy’s voice coming from it - garbled, but clear enough that she can distinctly make out the words, “Come in, Clarke.” Panic seizes her, because Bellamy wouldn’t be trying to contact her unless something was wrong.

She fumbles for the radio, fingers trembling so much that she has a hard time unhooking it from her belt. “Come in, Clarke,” Bellamy says again, and the urgency in his voice terrifies her.

“Bellamy, what’s wrong?” she says into the radio. He doesn’t answer right away, but she hears a harsh sound in the background, a dull roar. “What the hell is that noise?”

A crackle, and then: “Black rain.”

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

we've been close friends for a few months, and he gives the warmest and longest hugs and they always last a while and they're so tight. he has the most beautiful eyes, indescribably green. the ever present grey sweater he draped around my shoulders. he has the most beautiful voice, and singing with him makes me so joyful. the thought of him helps me get out of bed in the morning. whether he has feelings for me or not (of course i hope he does) i am blessed with his presence in my life

the way you described this was really good oh my gAwd

1readervb  asked:

Hi! I've recently found the Font of All Things Awesome to Read- in other words, your AO3 page- and I went through and basically read every Donatello-centric fic I saw. I loved them! My favorite right now has to be 'I hear static, I hear you'. The way Don finally gets respected, and genuinely appreciated, really is my favorite part. I can hardly wait to see how he's managed, from BEYOND THE GRAVE, to figure out a way back home; I know that at least a few people won't take him for granted again!

Originally posted by nyanpasuminasan

OH MY GOD YOU READ *EVERYTHING*??? WHAT??

THANK YOU??? I LOVE OUR LOCAL GENIUS A LOT AND I’M HAPPY YOU LOVE MY DEDICATED FICS TO HIM. AND MY FICTIONS IN GENERAL, IT SEEMS. (I WRITE A LOT AND OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU READ/LIKED ALL MY INANITY. HOLY CROW.)

THIS IS SUCH A NICE COMMENT. THANK YOU FOR READING MY ENDLESS NONSENSE AND THEN TELLING ME HOW MUCH YOU LIKED IT. IT REALLY, REALLY MADE MY NIGHT.

I’M YELLING BECAUSE I LOVE GETTING FOLLOWERS LIKE THIS, AND I APPRECIATE AND LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. THANK YOU ALL, ESPECIALLY THIS PERSON, FOR STOPPING BY AND READING ALL MY HARD WORK. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

AND EVENTUALLY I WILL FINISH STATIC, I’VE JUST BEEN DISTRACTED BY A LOT OF MOPIER STUFF WITH MY WRITING. I’LL GIVE YOU ALL THAT HAPPY ENDING YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WITH HIM, I SWEAR IT ON MY SOUL!

ayokidd  asked:

You are my favorite writer so far, through reading novels to this fanfic MWTW, I can say you have inspired me more than any other author. I don't comment lightly and I wish that I knew you personally because I want to be around those who make me better. Do you research and make outlines for your work? I'm an aspiring writer and you are what I aim to be, in all honesty. The way you build the world and the characters make me feel like I'm a part of something more. Thank you for you hard work. <3

Wow, thanks! I take that as a huge compliment. 

I definitely outline and research but it’s a pretty messy process and outlines change so much that it’s more like a have a series of notes that I write as I think of things for later chapters and then barely reference when it comes to writing itself. Research works about the same way, usually as I need it, but research can also inspire my writing (e.g. I didn’t really think about Boudica until I decided to have Lexa dress as her and voila, suddenly this whole fic is a Boudica allegory. Fun times haha). It means that I often have to draft several chapters in advance so that I can figure out the themes and such—for mwtw, I actually wrote the first 15.5 chapters in a month (aka the month after Lexa died bc apparently I had anger and rage to fuel me back then) and then started re-writing each of them for posting; by then I had some idea of my thematic directions. But I always knew where I wanted to go, even if the route to get there has meandered and changed along the way. 

Fun fact, I actually thought I could write this in a longish one-shot. Ah, youth. :-)

blissfultxuch  asked:

Hi I was just wondering since you write such amazing fics, you must know or read amazing fics or maybe some good writers. Could you recommend some to me please? Thank you!!!

Here are a few of my faves: @girl-next-door-writes @outside-the-government @netflixandcastiellll @imoutofmyvulcanmind @willowing-love @splendidcas @divinitycas @joanne-egberp @bkwrm523 @trekken81 @wheresthekillswitch @musingsongbird @darkmystress00 @itsanerdlife @sugarquillstarlord

anonymous asked:

Can you suggest or recommend really good Negan smut fics? Maybe tag them? Thanks🤗

Omg there’s so many good ones, but writers I would check out are:

negandarylsatisfaction
noodlescupcake
leathernegan
hannibalssweaters
flames-bring-a-ton-of-ash
negansmutweek & negans-network (both of these blogs mainly reblog Negan smut, which is a good way to get introduced to other writers)

There’s a lot more worth checking out, but these are the ones I can think of at the moment.

- GDK

Update

Originally posted by rooftops-and-fire-escapes

Just wanted to say thanks for those have taken a interest in Christian and his stories. I want to thank @venreenathorne for wanting to collaborate with me and create a new dynamic that feels both right and genuine and letting me be apart of her story was well.

Want to also say thanks to those who have expressed interest in being friends of his despite his distrust of many @quellys, @mercymage, @aranyaphoenix. You have all been awesome and I hope to get to those reblogs soon.

Its just so that people know I haven’t forgotten I am just a busy guy in a busy place.

Again thank you!

anonymous asked:

!! I'm the Male reader x Jughead anon and omg! That was absolutely adorable you are such a good writer thank you so much <3

Yay I’m so glad you liked it!!! 😊

anonymous asked:

Re why the writers went there with Quinn been abused by Dar. Thanks for your answer! I'm curious about your answer number 1. Do you think that the fact Q was abused when he was a teenager goes against the heterosexual stereotype of a hero? I don't see sexual abuse necessarily means that the hero is not heterosexual...

Not at all! But others might. I was referring to stereotypes.

It’s breakthrough writing to present a heterosexual hero as a possible victim of sexual exploitation at the hands of a man. There is a long list of fictional heroes who have been abused, but none in this way that I’m aware of… 

They’ve never sugar-coated what Carrie goes through with her mental illness. Thus, if they’re mirroring Carrie’s early struggles with Quinn’s current ones… well, that’s a wildly bold backstory to present for Quinn if they’re going to ignore it. So, that’s my question: whether it will be addressed directly.

anonymous asked:

Hi EVAunit42! I love the ship Covy and thank you so much for all you do!

Aww thank you! You’re too kind. I’m just a guy that likes to write, it’s you readers I need to thank. Without your support, I wouldn’t be much of a writer. So thank you for all your support and encouragement, it means everything to me and keeps me going :)

recoveringrabbit  asked:

Fic authors self rec! When you get this, reply with your favorite five fics that you've written, then pass on to at least five other writers (◠‿◠✿)

Also asked by @dilkirani​ and @memorizingthedigitsofpi​! Thank you!

I’ve been sitting on this ask for weeks because, honestly, I’ve been in this funk where I feel like everything I write is garbage. I thought it would pass if I waited it out a little, but here we are. Everything is STILL garbage.

So I guess what I can do is give one recommendation and four stories with the fewest views. Maybe they’re actually the worst, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for them. 


Treading Water

I don’t know why, but I’ve always been extremely proud of this one. Part of it is that I love how both Fitz and Simmons hold themselves to ridiculously high standards, and I ache for them when they feel that they don’t live up to their own expectations. I wrote this to exonerate Jemma, to show how much she is a hero and how much she hurts. Also, it has a lot of metaphors, and you may have noticed that I’m fond of those.

The Greatest Bake

This one was fun to write, because I basically took ALL the British people (and Bobbi) and stuck them in a room together. With baking supplies. And I just love how everyone comes to Jemma’s aid when she stumbles, but Fitz is the one who really knows how to be there for her.

My Wallaby Could Paint That

Is this the oddest thing I’ve written? It;s definitely up there. I mean, it;s just FitzSimmons on a ate at a zoo. With an art exhibit. Painted by animals. And I somehow managed to to shoehorn a discussion about the meaning of art into this somehow, which is basically classic me. I don’t know. 

Laendler

I loved casting the characters as the seven children and letting science take the place of music in this one. I also just love Fitz is a fatherly role, and Jemma straining to support him the best he can. I am excited to write the third installment of this, whenever I can manage it!

The Planetmakers

I had a really hard time thinking of a way to do a FitzSimmons creation myth per the prompt, but somehow, I ended up with a bedtime story. I like the idea of a mother reading this to her daughter and explaining that the universe revolves around FitzSimmons, because let’s face it: it does for me. I also like that this is something I could pass of as original fiction, even though these characters are obviously themselves!


Thanks again for the ask! I’m very flattered!