i want this on a t-shirt
They are making 7 Arabian nights movies. You know the casting department is already thinking
I fuckin’ flat-out LOST IT at that last one. Holy shit.
I’m crying omfg
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.
Americans pronouncing it ‘Noo-tella’ as if it were made from fucking hazelnoots.
First off, I wanna say that it’s pretty awesome both of you want to get back into writing! One can’t have enough writerly friends :D
Silliness aside, you’re both dealing with the same issue:
How do you regain motivation?
Well, I have just the thing for you~ The following exercise will work regardless if you haven’t been writing in years, or if you just got struck with writer’s block. This is what I use whenever I feel like I’m losing motivation on my current work:
- Grab paper and a writing utensil (you could also use your computer, but analog has worked better for me because of the kinetic nature of pencil+paper c;).
- Take a deep breath. Hold it in. Let it out slowly. Give your brain much-needed oxygen~
- Ask yourself the following questions: “What were my favorite things about this book? What excited me the most? What did I look forward to the most?”
- Write down everything that comes to mind. Everything. These can be things like ‘the romance between character A & B’ or ‘the rotten antagonist’ or ‘the protagonist’s antics’. Ultimately, these are the things that drove you (sometimes subconsciously) to work on this book to begin with.
- Take a second to consider the things that you wrote down.
- Make a note of them, and return to your project— with the intention to enhance the things that excited you, the things that made the project FUN for you from the beginning.
Writing should be fun. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Now, if you’re feeling doubtful about my advice, consider this: If you read step 6 and your gut reaction was "I can’t make the book all about THAT" then I think you may be trying to impress someone. Also, what do you mean you can’t make your book about anything you want? Of course you can. It’s your book, and it’s your time.
And, lastly I leave you with this: The reader can tell when you had fun writing. Sure, you can power through a book you hated to write, but don’t even think for one second that people are going to enjoy it.
If you didn’t enjoy writing it, why would anyone enjoy reading it?
I hope this helps~ If any of you has any more questions, don’t hesitate to them my way!
Have fun, and keep writing~
She looks like Cleopatra or something brought into the future. Powerful stare like, “All the Ceasar’s be fallin’ for me.”
OMG that second gif makes me feel like she just declared war and we’re all gonna die and I’m totally ok with that
This is how I will enter rooms from now on
This is how I already enter rooms.
My favorite internet phenomenon is when someone comments on a YouTube video with a really benign comment like “I love this song!” and then there are a bunch of hidden responses to that comment and then the last one isn’t hidden and it’s something like “you ignorant tool, I can’t believe anyone would even defend Eisenhower’s foreign policies, let alone compare them to political strategies of Napoleon. Take your asinine opinions elsewhere (and FYI, the Chinese DID invent noodles. idiot.)”