Clint's Writing Blog

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My side blogs:
Quellamunga
(inspiration; novel in progress)


North of Armageddon (gore)

Medieval Meddler (Disney RP)

bibliomancienne:

La librairie Crescent City Books à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane.

(via booksense)

chroniclesofdia:

Marlowe’s Hierarchy of Writer Needs

I treat internet like I treat “breads and grains” on the food pyramid. It’s filling and easy but not actually necessary to my diet.

chroniclesofdia:

Marlowe’s Hierarchy of Writer Needs

I treat internet like I treat “breads and grains” on the food pyramid. It’s filling and easy but not actually necessary to my diet.

(via writrs)

notfuckingcishet:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

September 20th, 2014

Just in case anyone thinks these are old posts still going round Tumblr: they’re not. 

(via lucyisawriter)

Creativity and Perfect Practice

fixyourwritinghabits:

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in New York, and I’m getting ready to work on my next chapter in my WIP. I have a chocolate chip cookie and a mug of hot cocoa at a local coffee shop. My grizzled warrior of a Macbook open to one of my favorite blogs, 99U. It’s published by the geniuses behind Behance and focuses on the intersections of creativity and productivity- something near and dear to all of us.

In one of their latest articles The Single-Most Powerful Attribute All Geniuses Share, which links to the full article here, they begin dismantling the myth of the creative genius. It’s one of those sacred cows society clings to, that creative genius is something only a few people have. As if that wasn’t bad enough, people think those rarefied humans wander off and a short time later they reappear with a masterpiece.

I’m here to tell you that is unequivocal bullshit. A false idol for the ages. It’s not even close to reality, even for those who are geniuses.

When I was a TA in grad school, I’d meet with students to discuss their essays. I remember one student telling me, “I feel so stupid. You’re so much better than I am.” As soon as she said it, I remembered being a freshman sitting in my professor’s office after I had done poorly on an essay. “I’m so stupid. You’re so much better than I am,” I said. What she said next set the record straight.


You’re not stupid. You’re inexperienced. I’ve just had 19 years more pratice than you.


The p-word. Practice. Writing is something we do every day in so many ways so we think it should be easy. I think all of us deep down know it’s not, but it not only takes practice, but perfect practice to get better. Perfect here doesn’t mean it’s free from mistakes. What it does mean is that you not only learn from your mistakes, but you’ve got a game plan to improve. “Well, how do I do this?” you ask. It just so happens an event is coming up that I think is perfect practice.

In case you’re not aware, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Writers around the globe cheer each other on as they write a 50,000 word novel in a month. It’s challenging, rewarding, and along with meeting amazing people it’s the ultimate perfect practice. Even if you don’t sign up for the official challenge, it doesn’t mean you can’t follow along. Regardless if you sign up for NaNoWriMo or not, here’s some tips to help you move towards perfect practice.

  • Write every day. Doesn’t matter if it’s 500 words or 5 minutes, what’s important is you write. 
  • Proofread. You’re allowed to say something is weak. You’re not allowed to say you’re a terrible person because there is a weak spot.
  • Join a writers group on or offline.
  • Volunteer to beta read and offer honest, constructive feedback, and ask for the same.
  • Pick a weak area (plot, character development, etc.) and do research. Take notes and share your notes with others, then practice!

Happy writing!

-Graphei

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

dagger-kitsune:

baelor:

OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA

According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.

Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE

They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE

THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW

some of the more reputable sources: x, x

Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald    The Los Angeles Times

(via lucyisawriter)

mockingday:

Watch Emma’s speech and take action

"We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement."

(via doodlejinx)

mockingday:

Watch Emma’s speechand take action

"We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement.

(via doodlejinx)

runs-on-ramen:

necessary:

he needs those parts for his space ship

he’s going to otter space

runs-on-ramen:

necessary:

he needs those parts for his space ship

he’s going to otter space

(Source: jajaneenee, via wasarahbi)

Awesome Sites and Links for Writers

slitheringink:

ghostflowerdreams:

Just about every writer out there has several go-to websites that they use when it comes to their writing. Be it for creativity, writer’s block, to put you in the mood or general writing help. These are mine and I listed them in hopes that you’ll find something that you’ll…

For my reference and yours! Wow there are a lot of resources here.

-Morgan

becausebirds:

cannibirbs or nah?

becausebirds:

cannibirbs or nah?