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Just Writer Things

A 20-post collection

Now I'm Pissed Off

Picture the scene: It's the day before yesterday. I put my heart and soul into, and wring myself out for, a piece that by all accounts should have knocked it out of the park.

One comment.

One reblog.

Some handful of likes.

Yesterday, I pretty much put my thumb up my butt and churn out a fill-in-the-blanks WWII Escape The POW Camp plotting.

One redistribution via Free Fiction Daily.

One clap on Medium.

One reblog.

I can argue that my least-effort vaguely-historically-accurate fluff piece got more sharing and therefore notice than the one that cost me a part of my soul.

Can you see why I'm pissed off?

This is just like the time I offhandedly threw Spiders Georg into an otherwise decent fantasy piece and had to wonder if that was going to be my internet legacy.

Perhaps the moral to take away here is that nobody can predict audience behaviour and effort is not equal to reward.

Not, "Nobody understands real art."

For all I know, there might be hundreds of people who put it in their queues for later redistribution. Time will tell.

Finishing Season

Seems to be the time of year for finishing stuff up. I'm 1500 words away from the end of Clockwork Souls and I've just-last-night reached an ending for my fanfic, Crime and Punishment.

I'm going to ponder which fanfic I'm doing next because I can't not write. There's a few juicy ideas I have excerpts for. I just need to pick the shiniest one.

Announcements when that happens, of course.

Today's another cleaning day, and having our new toy means that all

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::Evil Laugh::

Today's the day. I posted that chapter of Random Encounters and the angst floweth deep in the comments section, oh boy.

They'll forgive me at chapter twenty-four.

I didn't get 1K in, yesterday. And rather than punishing myself for that, I decided to give myself an 'out'. I write a minimum of five hundred words. 1K is the 'bonus points' goal for the day. And it may be more merciful on my wrists over time.

I have noticed a twinge or two

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Planning for fun

I have been writing some funny fucking stuff, but it's not ready for publication, yet. I have some scenes of chaos to do.

And probably a lot more chaos, yet.

I'm having huge amounts of fun. Listening to the Adventure Zone and powering through the ad breaks so I can listen to more Adventure zone and get inspiration points for the five fucking stories I have going with NO END IN SIGHT...

Yeah, I fell of the self-limit wagon again. Stop looking

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Challenge #01750-D289: Confessions at a Bus Stop

Writer caught doing research, then realises 'captive audience'. -- Anon Guest

Officer René wasn't intending to be on duty. They were just chilling near the bus stop and not paying attention to anything much. Someone was already under the shelter and working on their laptop.

And then they heard the words, "No... that's too much decapitation. Uh... pierced jugular. Slow. Plenty of signs of blood spatter."

There are some things you hear that you're better off walking away from. There are some

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To All Writers of Everything Ever

peranora:

latenightspooky:

I need to rant about this:

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Also known as the best writing program ever! It’s a full-screen writing program!

So you open it up, and it looks like this:

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You’re thinking, “Ok, so what? It’s a screen with a picture. Whoopdie do.” But it get’s better! It’s customizable!

See that “appearance”? Click it.

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You can also use custom fonts that you have installed!

See that “music”? Click it.

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If you drag your own music into

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hobbies masterpost!

killyouranxiety:

a really excellent way to reduce anxiety is to pick up a new hobby. find something you’re interested in, learn it, then use it as a healthy and productive way to cope.

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my-own-little-nerd-paradise:“I am a writer” I say as I'm staring at the blank piece of paper for hours.“I love...

my-own-little-nerd-paradise:

“I am a writer” I say as I’m staring at the blank piece of paper for hours.

“I love writing” I say, grinding my teeth and breaking my pencil in half.

“Writing keeps me sane” I say, laughing like a maniac and spinning my head around 360 degrees while climbing up the wall.

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Ancient Alphabets.Thedan Script - used extensively by Gardnerian WitchesRunic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as...

Ancient Alphabets.

Thedan Script - used extensively by Gardnerian Witches
Runic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as well as the more practical use; there are three main types of Runes; Germanic, Scandinavian/Norse, and Anglo-Saxon and they each have any number of variations, depending on the region from which they originate 
Celtic and Pictish - early Celts and their priests, the Druids, had their own form of alphabet known as “Ogam Bethluisnion”, which was an extremely simple alphabet

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internutter said: D'you ever cackle in a witchlike manner as you come up with plotlines? I'd love to know if I'm not alone.

sketchypandagames:

This is basically me when I write ALL the time. And sometimes when I wandering around in public and an idea comes to me.

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Also, I’ve committed to post of a video of me impersonating Rumple if we successfully fund, so if that doesn’t get people to follow us, nothing will.

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