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  • bigmisssteaks
    19.09.2021 - 6 hours ago

    My brain: I think you should update your Story.

    Writer's block, Lack of Inspiration and Motivation:

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  • iwatchsky
    19.09.2021 - 7 hours ago

    Fuck unconventional relationships. I want you to dance with me, say love you to me, marry me, have children with me, walk to the garden with me. Let’s romanticize dying together, watching stars can wait.

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  • fictionaloverreall
    19.09.2021 - 10 hours ago

    Let me paint you with the blood dripping from my veins, paint you red. With the colour of love, as they say.

    —J

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  • wintersnwriters
    19.09.2021 - 19 hours ago

    Let sit on a roof , watch the stars and lean into each other let's not talk and just feel.

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  • writerforfun
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    How to Develop a Daily Writing Habit: 10 Daily Writing Tips

    Here’s a few ideas not only on how to make time to hit your writing goals, but how to build habits that will make you a better writer.

    First, set up a writing space. It’s easier to stick to your daily writing habit when you want to spend time in the place where you write. You don’t have to have a beautiful view and an expensive desk. Privacy and intention are more important than the quality of your surroundings. Maybe it’s a desk, a table, or a comfortable chair at home, or the library. Some writers prefer to stand while they work. Do whatever you prefer and refine it as you go along. Keep your inspiration, books, and research materials close at hand. Tape favorite quotes to your computer or a nearby wall. Keeping your space clean can have a powerful effect on your determination. Work at this space at the same time every day for seven days in a row and pay attention to any changes you experience as you progress. You may find that habituating yourself with a ritual time and place makes it easier to get into the zone when you start writing each day, and, while you’re there, will make it easier to stay inspired and fresh.

    Start each day by journaling. Many writers have turned to the routines to build self-confidence and harness creative potential. The Morning Pages exercise—in which you write three pages every morning, by hand—is particularly useful for developing a solid writing habit. No one has to read it, and it doesn’t have to be beautiful. By giving yourself something to write every day, you warm up those creative muscles and clear space for all the good stuff.

    Set a word count goal. Maybe you decide to write 500 words a day. Or 50. 1000. When you’re actively working on something like a novel, don’t worry if your word count isn’t what it needs to be. You can be gentle with yourself about the amount you produce, but continue to be tough with yourself about the consistency of your practice. Just try to get the words on the page. Think of it like carving a sculpture from a block of marble—for a long time it just looks like a shapeless blob. Try carving the whole form first, and then go back to the finer details once you’ve got the overall shape.

    Set aside writing time every single day, without exception. Holidays, weekends, vacations—they’re all fair game. Find time. Does it need to be a full eight hours every time? Definitely not. But if you can, stick to a consistent time of day and duration of time. If you need to, create a dedicated space without distractions like email, internet, or your phone. While you’re writing, don’t stop—not even to do quick research. Make notes in the text at the places where you need to go online to do research, and follow up on it later. Be firm with yourself (and others) about your routine: the world will try its hardest to tempt you away.

    Don’t start with a blank page if you can help it. At the end of your work period, prepare for your work on the following day—consider it “setting the table for breakfast”—by writing a paragraph or a note to yourself about what to keep working on the next day. It’s a good way to remind yourself of where you left off and what ideas you may have for continuing a scene. You can include some writing prompts to jumpstart the next day’s writing.

    Include brainstorming sessions in your writing process. Allow yourself to come up with bad ideas. Every once in a while, you may stumble on a good one.

    Don’t discount thinking and planning. Writing is not just sitting at your desk. It can be talking into a recorder, creating lists of bullet points, even writing snippets of scenes on scraps of paper. It’s also helpful to stay physically active. Move around frequently, and set a timer to remind yourself to get up from your desk. Movement can stimulate fresh ideas. Sometimes engaging in a mundane activity can do the same. Record audio notes and jot down quick thoughts in one place.

    Gamify your creative writing ritual. Track unbroken streaks. Give yourself gold stars for every day you meet your goal, or download an app that holds you accountable.

    Time your writing sessions. Decide on what you would like to write. This can be a scene, a chapter of your novel, or simply a page of freewriting that will help stimulate an idea. Set a timer for 25 minutes and write until the timer rings. Take a five-minute break and repeat these three steps, sticking carefully to the clock.

    Group goals and deadlines. Projects like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which you complete a 50,000-word first draft of a novel in the month of November, are a great motivator. Plenty of successful writers have gotten their start this way, and gone on to publish their NaNoWriMo projects as bestsellers. No matter how lousy the daily sessions feel, your fellow writers will push you to keep writing until the last minute on the very last day.

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  • meticulouslym
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    We all doubt our plans... Or at least those who have them.

    For those who don't have them, You're not alone and... here are my thoughts on the matter:

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  • typicalabdullah
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    someone: omg you're a writer? can i read

    me: *slams my laptop shut* what no who me i don't write who told you this that's not true

    #writersociety #i wrote this for you #dark academia #writers on tumblr #love quote #dark acadamia aesthetic #writersnetwork
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  • typicalabdullah
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

    -Maya Angelou

    #writing #writers on tumblr #writersociety#dark academia #dark acadamia aesthetic
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  • meticulouslym
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    I'm standing in the past

    While everyone has walked away.

    - meticulous writings

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  • wintersnwriters
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    "the softness in your heart is not a weakness"

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  • smutty-ki113r
    18.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    The curse of an author

    By: me. obviously. You say this is yours and you die

    This is the first non-fanfic thing I post here, but it’s just my prose LOL! Read and enjoy, maybe get sad.

    An author is always meant to be alone, to continuously long and reach for that which isn’t there. To bring into existence a soul of ink that weaves between pages and flies gracefully through sentences. Creating the most beautiful masterpieces not bound by ideas of rationality or human criticisms, but confined in a weak prison of paper. Cruel is the curse of such a character, swiftly mentioned and usually forgotten.

    Will they forget me too? The one who lives in a momentary loss of self to develop such pieces of art. Each stroke of a pen a parallel to that which I have thought, are they not parts of me then? I take it with me when I press my wrist upon the page, forced to carry the remimance of ink wherever I go.

    My hands always heavy, dripping with idea so when I hover the words will flow. A stream of rapid glistening pure water, stained with the ink of the page. Tainted so universally with sin and written plot of death as it carries into the polluted ocean.

    Pages should not be light, with so much darkness drawn on a blank of white they should be heavy. Bearing the weight of the ocean, the profundity of their meaning sunk beneath layers of dark blue and black. Pages have no right being so light, it is unfair that they may fly away so easily; slipping like air through my fingers, so weightless the breeze sweeps them away.

    Authors can never be truly happy, restricted to a simulation of fantasy that will never stop pouring. The curse and the miracle, the reason for such a life, and yet responsible for every death. Giving freely all the joy in the world with the power to make and tinker, but never to live.

    Falling in love with the works sculpted by calloused hands, with the smell of fresh line and the texture of such a grand work of art. Heart gripped tightly by the beings written into existance, torn apart by their words and actions. Forced to see and create, but never to touch.

    Maybe all authors have this void, weakly covered by a spread of words. It is a misery to be an author, so empty we may never love. Without the infinite void one cannot describe the feeling of longing. It may be spectacular, to a character that can be filled with the weight of emotion in ink, the story that passes in the whisk of a page; but for us to continue, we must always have a void.

    It may be human selfishness, the insatiable desire to always crave more. No person could ever fill that feeling, so we search for it in words and fictional love. Eating as if I was starved, no delicacy sugary enough to appeal to my sweet tooth. Perhaps I am just attracted to the melancholy, that way I can always feel even if it is despair, and I can always have more to write about. Words never leave, so maybe I’m not letting myself be a character for the sake of not getting abandoned.

    I refuse to give myself away, I save myself for my pages. For the fear that nothing will ever compare to that which lives subconsciously in my mind, that no romance could match that of which I long for. That of which I write.

    For my true love will always be the blank of a page, my tears the ink that feed and gracefully transform into words that the people consume. To keep writing, I must keep crying, sobbing over that which will never exist other than on page. Thin and frail as it may be, it holds the worth of life inside it. With all the beautiful people and beings living between the lines, dancing and jumping between paragraphs. Unaware of the heavy droplets of pain caused at their expense. One must sacrifice their own happiness to pass it along to others, to watch them fall in love with someone you clutch in a crumpled page.

    To see the ones I love unaware and oblivious to the one who creates them, terrified that it is impossible to not live in either worlds. Do I lose myself to my mind, romantizing the thoughts that only bring me agony and never be able to feel them? Or should I settle for that which will never be enough, only digging further into the pit I once tried to fill.

    People say it’s better to have loved and lost. An author can never truly love, yet they always lose. I want to experience something as grand as the blinding lights I describe in my pages, the clenching of a heart when I finally fall in an obsessive deadly love. I might be my greatest muse, so every other person just happens to bore me. A couple droplets of reality won’t suffice, too little too much when I wish I would feel the flooding of an ocean infused with all the colors and emotion of a book. I want to feel love so hopeless my breathing catches and I can no longer exhale. If that’s what would bring upon my downfall so be it, at least I would die complete.

    If the lines of my letters melt and form into one string will it be long enough to reach me? Will the rope coated in ink be strong enough to pull me out of that trench, or am I just to weak to hold on?

    I am doomed with the curse of creation, to live and die incomplete. I don’t get to be the protagonist, or become the villain, and I never get the romantic interest. It means I must love like a character, but people will still love like people. Hopeless romantics will always be just that, hopeless.

    Authors are forced with the burden of all the other characters, but trapped and unable to claw out of the pit dug with a pencil. Only an artist may see the profundity of it, everyone else will only a pen impaled in sand. So shallow and never large enough to cause sorrow. They never stick around to watch the tide come in. Nobody but words will ever satisfy, or fill that void which we can never fill. So we keep on writing.

    The turmoil in each heartbeat that clutches, pressing until it diminishes until nothing. Living a lie and writing the truth that will never come to light. It’s so dark here, the white page drawn too far in dark ink. The worst thing is, I would choose it every time.

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  • honeyscribbles1
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    Tips for overcoming writer’s block

    Credit: @tawus on tumblr

    Set a word target for the day: 200 words, 500 words, 1000 words and type until you reach the target. Write, write, just write. Even if you think it sounds bad, just write!

    Repeat these 2 mantras: “Anything is better than nothing” and “It’s always better to have something to edit than a blank page”.

    Read through what you’ve written for the chapter so far, instead of trying to start from where you left off. Even if you make a single edit to your existing draft — it’s progress. And reading through what you’ve written gets you in the flow of the story and can carry you forward from where you left off.

    Read your draft aloud! Read it with emotion, with fervour, like you’re on stage. Think of authors who gathered their friends in one room and read out their writing to them. Imagine that! Plus this technique can also help you make the best edits, as you catch things that you wouldn’t normally through silent reading and you also catch parts that don’t flow well.

    If you’re stuck in a scene or can’t figure out a character’s reaction to a situation, talk to yourself. Literally discuss with yourself how this scene should go in your opinion. Ask yourself these questions: so what would you feel if you were in this character’s place? What would happen next?

    Another technique is walking. The best ideas can come when you’re taking walks. Even more amazing if you put the music that fits your scene on your phone and go walking outside. Tell yourself: “Today I’m gonna figure out this specific scene or write this many words.”

    READ BOOKS! Reading books forms new neural connections in your brain — neural connections are like a bank of resources that your brain reaches for when it encounters a situation relevant to what you have stored. In more practical terms, reading books can relax your writing style by showing your brain what’s possible. If you’re ever feeling unmotivated, turn your reading into a system, i.e. decide which books you’re going to read this month, divide the pages up by the days in the month, and read your daily page quotas. Essentially, remove the element of choice. If you have to choose to do it, it burdens your willpower (proven).

    Learn new vocabulary on the daily. When you’re reading books, you’ll inevitably run into words you don’t know. Look up their meaning at the time and jot them down. Those words will eventually accumulate; start from one end and take 5 words and learn those 5 words until the end of the day. Then, form sentences with those 5 words to memorise them better. Then the next 5 words the next day and keep going like that…you can even set the 5 words for the day as your lockscreen so that you keep seeing them throughout the day. It also really helps to write a word or two of association in brackets next to the word, for example: decanter (wine).

    Take a few days’ break. Our brain has this proven ability where if you give it a task or a problem that you really care about, it will continue working on solving that problem in the background without you even consciously thinking about that problem anymore. If you’re stuck in a scene, think intensely about it once and then step back. Your brain now received the problem it needs to solve. A day or two later, your brain can give you the solution.

    When you’re eating, instead of watching something, open your work in front of you and silently look through random parts of the draft. You can make small but important edits this way and regain interest in your own work.

    Almost forgot — roleplay with yourself! Plant yourself in the situation and explore your own realistic reactions to the situation, or to what the other character said. This helps with moving a dialogue forward in a realistic way and also with exploring emotions that would arise in intense situations.

    Write for yourself! Getting stuck in the thoughts of what would please your readers can feel depressing and uninspiring, and it can make you forget why you started writing in the first place. Focusing solely on what would please your readers can restrict you from exploring your true strengths and that unique literary style you may possess. Some people are strong at creating fantasy worlds, others are best at writing witty dialogues, yet others are more interested in exploring emotional twists and hardships of characters etc. Explore what’s yours! Make your work please you, make your work satisfy you, make your work your own favourite! You should be the biggest fan of your own work!

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  • meticulouslym
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    As a writer the most powerful feeling is being able to connect the words into the perfect sentence.

    When a sentence grasps your energy, you know you're doing something worthwhile.

    - meticulous writings

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  • summernikol
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    Tried out a little storytelling today…

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  • theoldsoulcat
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    Ask yourself questions about your readers:

    What can I expect them to know and not know?

    What do they believe and value? How do I want to affect them by what I say?

    What attitudes and claims will meet with their approval?

    What will offend them?

    What objections may they have to my ideas,

    How can I anticipate and counter those objections?

    (The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing by Thomas S. Kane)

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  • meticulouslym
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    My heart is heavy.

    Your words put the weight there.

    - meticulous writings

    #words #writers and poets #poetsandwriters#life#writersconnection#writersociety #dead poets society #poets on tumblr #poetry#reblog #writing in general #writing in solitude #excerpts from my writing #writing inspiration #excerpts from my life #excerpts from my diary #excerpt from a book i'll never write #spilled thoughts#spilled feelings#spilled words#spilled writing #words words words #wordsnquotes#my words#teen writer#teen#teen quotes#teencore #just teen news #heavy heart
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  • theoldsoulcat
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    You're not going to get answers off the top of your head. But at least you know what you're looking for. You can begin to collect information, interviewing friends, studying magazines and movies and television shows, reading novels and stories, looking into scholarly studies of changing social attitudes.

    You've got a lot to write about.

    (The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing by Thomas S. Kane)

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  • meticulouslym
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    When is it okay to hurt the people you love?

    Never. It is never okay. It will never not be okay.

    - meticulous writings

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  • thenotsoprolificwriter
    17.09.2021 - 2 days ago

    Yes. Such an uncomplicated word, yet I can trace nearly all my problems back to it. It isn’t that I dislike hearing it, on the contrary, I love to hear it; “Why, yes you may have the day off!”, “Yes, you have won at life!”. The problem arises when I end up saying it.

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