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Matters Of The Heart (Anthony/Reader)

here comes the long-awaited, shitty soulmate AU 

Length: 2,238 words

Warnings: None

Note: everything is explained in the fic (such as what exactly is going on)

Tagged: @aham-threw-his-shot-away @linslovelylocks @meyers-princess @the-and-peggy @ladynikitablack

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For as far back as human history goes, soulmates have been destined. Two — or more — people, woven together in a tapestry of love, drawn towards each other by the same need that pulls the ocean to the shore, or as strong as how the stars need darkness in order to shine.

Some would say that, like words being written to be read, what was the point of being in love if it was not with your soulmate? What was the point of existing if you had not met your soulmate?

How do you know you’ve met your soulmate? you demanded of your mother one evening as she tucked you into bed, her stories of love and fated lovers meant to send you off to sleep. Instead, they simply heightened your endless curiosity on the subject.

“The flowers,” your mother replied simply, shrugging her shoulders and giving no other explanation.

You did not find out anymore until you were seven, too young and distracted to notice the thin, nobbling vines bearing white flowers when they first appeared at the tip of your index finger, crawling and twisting down the length of it.

When you finally did notice, you rushed to your mother in confusion, demanding an explanation for the sudden, tattoo-like picture that had appeared on your skin, seemingly out of nowhere.

Without telling you much other than to slow down, your mother sat you at her feet, pulling your hand up close to her face for inspection. She traced the flowers with her finger, all the way up to where they stopped, just below the curve of your wrist.

“Do you know what these mean, Y/N?” asked your mother. You shook your head, a frown creasing your forehead. “These are the marks of your soulmate. I’ve told you about soulmates before, haven’t I?”

At that, you nodded. Stories of soulmates, of long-awaited love and fated lovers, had been your favourite ones to hear of. Sometimes, your mother would pull back her sleeve and show you her arms, how her flowers — red in colour, a bright contrast to your white ones — extended until they covered her entire arm. (“I met your father a little late,” she would admit with a chuckle.)

“The flowers will only stop growing once your soulmate has touched them,” your mother told you.

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Jersey [Lin-Manuel Miranda x Reader]

Summary: You’re a journalist and your neighbor is playing music too loud, you go to complain and turns out he is writing a musical.

Word count: 1,168

Warnings: None. Light cursing maybe?

Author notes: MY FIRST DRABBLE YOU GUYS! I think it turned out better than I imagined. Please let me know what you think, if you like maybe I can write more?

“You need to stop!” Your words echoed on the hallway that connected your apartment to the rest of the building. The loud music suddenly paused and you exhaled in relief after slamming the door. 

You had three articles to write until the end of the week, the last thing you needed on that friday night was the same song played slightly differently for what seemed like hours to you, it was already bad enough that you had to ditch your friends because of work. 

When the inspiration came back to you the words just flew from your mind all the way to your laptop. Your fingers moved quickly and you wrote not more than two paragraphs before the loud drums started once again.

That was the last straw. 

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I mean I dono’t know, I guess they need to do something with her, but nothing about Megyn Kelly struck me as somebody I’d like to hear chatting about recipes with Martha Stewart at 9 in the morning. Cross examining a suspect in a dimebag weed case? Yeah. Writing negative yelp reviews for a Chuck E. Cheese? Totally. Calling her kids little monsters because their playtime interrupted her 11:30 wine lunch? I’m sure she did that five times in the last week. Asking softball questions to celebrities while smiling for more than two seconds at a time? naw. 

I actually enjoy just ignoring bad reviews, because I think we’re part of thankfully a new generation of media savvy people where sometimes if you get a brutal review the best thing you can do is just ignore it, and then they get only three retweets or three of those little hearts on Twitter, and you’re like: yeah, I hope you enjoyed writing that bad review for three people. Um, that makes me sound mean-spirited, but… I guess I am.

anonymous asked:

Oh my gosh I'm writing my own super ambitious long fanfic and I suddenly appreciate all of your beautiful writing so much more. How did you finish the obito fic. How did you create such a masterpiece and actually finish it holy crap

Anon, I really really wish I could give you this step-by-step process and help you with your own super ambitious longfic… But by now I’m 99% convinced that the Obito-fic was a damn miracle.

Slightly more serious… I ended up typing a LOT in response to this ask, so here are some summarized bullet points instead. Note, that these are methods I use, and a lot I’ve found through trial and error:

  • Don’t go into your fic thinking that you’re gonna start from the beginning and go chronologically, because 99% of the time that isn’t what happens.
  • I let my mind have a small nook for my fic, so that over the course of the day I get little ideas that I note down on my phone to add later.
  • Don’t expect everything to fit together like puzzle pieces. Expect that they won’t instead (this is more likely, + you’ll be happily surprised if they do).
  • Literally write ALL of your ideas down. If you forget you will be pissed, especially if you liked the idea. (I was in the middle of a physics final once and I wrote on my arm. Don’t do that if it isn’t necessary. I was a little obsessed maybe)
  • Seriously. Just note everything. It’s a HELL of a lot easier to organize all of your ideas once you have them than to be writing and wonder “wth am I gonna put here? What’s happening??”
  • While noting, keep in mind how each section might fit in with the others. If they don’t fit, DON’T STRESS. Generally you want some continuity with each idea, and as long as you can get that, it’s enough.
  • Be sure to drink water and eat. And sleep.
  • If you hit a small roadblock in your writing, try walking around. Go play with your pets (if you have any), go make some tea, go to a nearby coffeeshop, walk around the park. Something relatively mindless that lets your mind focus on the story.
  • Generally, whenever you end up with writer’s block, try and find methods that could help.
  • (I say this mostly b/c each writer has their own methods, and it took me a while to find mine)
  • When I hit a major roadblock and try to force the words, the quality drops and I start to dislike my own work… Which is kinda like instant death for any fic, but especially longfics when you haven’t even reached the halfway point.
  • So try not to force yourself to write even if nothing is working.
  • Writing fanfiction is an entirely voluntary past-time. When it starts becoming a drain on your energy and feels more like a chore than something enjoyable, that’s a pretty good sign that a break is in order.
  • … many have been in the situation where they’re stressed while writing and stressed when they’re inactive/unable to write, so if this becomes an issue at some point, try distracting yourself with another creative past-time that correlates. Or w/e works for you in de-stressing while scratching that “I need to be productive” itch
  • Once you’ve reached a point where you’ve got a pretty comprehensive plot and most of the story nailed down, look through the progression. Look for ideas that seem out of place.
  • If they can be moved to a better suited section, great. If not, DON’T hesitate in just throwing them out.
  • If possible, GET!!! A!!! BETA!!!! A second or even third opinion other than your own is always good. My Obito fic… Didn’t have a beta for like 29 chapters, and it was undue stress+annoyance at realizing I missed key points and/or had errors.
  • Hell it doesn’t have to be a formal beta from ffnet, ask a friend, a family member, asK A PROFESSOR! Just get a fresh mind that hasn’t been living/breathing the fic, b/c that’s going to be literally everyone except you

And that’s it. Hopefully you glean some kind of useful information from this, Anon. Good luck with your own ambitious long fic!

anonymous asked:

I'm writing a character who's recently come back from war and has PTSD. I'm afraid I'll sound ill informed or insensitive. Do you have any advice on how to write someone with PTSD or other mental disorders?

Check out the article I wrote for the YW Review when it was still in circulation. The YW Review was kickass and great, and now all 3 issues are available for free. The article talks about how to portray mental disorders correctly, and you can find that on pg 22, right here.

Let us know if you need any further help!


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Read The Yeah Write Review for FREE!

Hey guys! Did you know that about a year ago, we had a literary magazine for a few seasons? I had to  put it on indefinite hiatus because it was too time consuming, but I’m still really proud of the 3 issues we created!

It used to be a paid magazine, but I was paying more for the monthly hosting on the ecommerce site than we were earning from sales, so I thought aw, what the hell, I’ll just put them right up on Yeah Write for free!

The image above shows you how to read them right on Yeah Write–click “Pages” in our menu, then click the last topic, The Yeah Write Review (or just go here). When you click on each issue they open up in a beautiful viewer (make sure you don’t just click the arrow that shows up because then it just displays really tiny in the page haha). And all of the links within the mag are live!

I hope you’ll check them out out!

anonymous asked:

I have forgotten how to choose and buy books. They don't have tags, a pairing, warnings, author notes, anything! How am I going to know what I get into? Do you ever encounter this problem when picking out a book? D:

Oh my god, yes.

Though some of the smaller publishers like Riptide Publications offer things like warnings and an excerpt and so on on their website, which I think is really cool.

But yeah, sometimes I look at a blurb and it’s like, this isn’t enough information! How do I know it has the themes I like? Or dislike? Beyond just an over-arching genre?

I rely a lot on recommendations these days, but truthfully, in the ratio of fanfiction to original fiction, I still read far more fanfiction because of how much I enjoy being able to search for works via things like hurt/comfort and so on. Mostly because when I read, it’s because I feel like reading a certain thing, and I’m more likely to target that in fanfiction thanks to sophisticated search functions offered by places like AO3.

Also because books are often expensive. e.e

That being said, my ‘to read’ list of like, original books (fiction and non-fiction) is approaching something like 300 books now so I need to…get reading.

*writes instead.*

Hello hello hello if you like someone’s writing please say something to the writer about it!!!!!!! 

Full sentences are magnificent. Paragraphs are wonderful. Lots of !!!!!!!! are fabulous. 

Giving specifics about what you liked makes a writer feel as if you’re paying attention to all of their hard work. 

Without positive feedback a writer assumes their work is merely being consumed but not appreciated.


Read The Yeah Write Review for FREE!

Hey guys! Did you know that about a year ago, we had a literary magazine for a few seasons? Each issue contains writing advice articles by English majors, published authors, MFA students, etc., as well as short stories, nonfiction pieces, poetry, and beautiful photography.

I had to put it on indefinite hiatus because it was too time consuming, but I’m still really proud of the 3 issues we created! The copies used to be paid but since it’s been a year I thought ah, what the hell, I’ll put them right on Yeah Write so people can read them for free :)

Go to and click on each issue to open up in a beautiful viewer (make sure you don’t just click the arrow that shows up because then it just displays really tiny in the page haha). And all of the links within the mag are live!

I hope you’ll check them out out!

Hey yall! 

So just a little update regarding pricing and whatnot. Right now the plan is for each issue to cost about $2-4. As of right now the first issue will be free just so people can test the waters. 

Right now we are writing the scenes out for each issue and once that is done the artist will be brought aboard to help but the words into visuals. This process will take about 3 months to write and review the dialogue/scenes. So yeah that’s about it for now!

Me writting: Urghhhh.

Me editing: Urghhhhhh

Me translating: Urghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Me not receiving reviews: =(((((((( + URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


That’s why reviews are important, guys.

followthewind-song  asked:

Do you have any resources for understanding psychological disorders? I'm using bipolar disorder in particular in a story, and I don't want to get it wrong. Thanks for the help! :)

Hey! We actually had a great article about representing mental disorders in an issue of our old magazine, The Yeah Write Review. That article is in Issue 02, on page 22. You can read them all for free here!