I’ve been exploring blogs that are geared towards writers and writing, these are a few of the best that I’ve run across. These blogs are filled amazing wells of information and run by some pretty neat people who take time out of their lives to help us make or stories the best we can make them. They all hold droves of amazing content that I find especially helpful when I’m building worlds, characters, relationships, and story lines.
Disclaimer – all of these blogs are dedicated to helping writers, we prefer that you use them only for such.
I saw a post on tumblr talking about removing ‘extra’ words from your writing and it sparked this post. I’ve been seeing a lot of these posts on tumblr, by well meaning writers on how to make your writing look professional and clean. Objections to each and every post have boiled up in my mind as I remember when I was a younger writer and I was struggling to merge the lanes of writing advice. I would like to start by saying: take everything I say and every other writer says by a grain of salt. Whether they are published or not.
What makes a passion or job like writing so difficult is that it is a creative process. There aren’t any rules, there isn’t any scale by which your stories worth can truly be matched. All you have to do is transfer the basic idea and scene of what’s in your mind into another person’s mind. Translation? With decent grammar, spelling, gumption, and imagination you, anyone, can, in theory, be a writer.
I did the Caffeine Challenge this afternoon! The Caffeine Challenge is a one hour writing warm up hosted by caffeinewitchcraft on tumblr. Basically we’re given a prompt and then we all have to write for an hour.
I was inspired by one of the prompts that I was sure I could fit into my NaNoWriMo WIP that I am almost finished with. Please note that this is unedited, written in 60 minutes and when I’m writing a first draft I sometimes just put notes directly into the story, if you notice it, don’t worry it won’t be there once it’s edited. So, yes, it’s cringy but whatever: enjoy the story sneak peak.
“You gave up your right a long time ago, Jake,” Her voice sank lower, clouded with anger and frustration. “Don’t make me kill you too, because I won’t hesitate.”
She could hear him swallow, hard but he played it off, raising his hands in front of himself, as if warding off her attacks. “It wasn’t my fault,” He repeated the mantra of lies she’d heard too many times over the years and despise crawled up her throat and curled her lips. How could I have been so stupid as to begin to trust him again. “It wasn’t my fault.” He whispered it this time at her back as she turned to trail the procession until they reached their an area where she could get a clean shot without getting caught.
Can’t wait to release this piece to Wattpad this march!