I JUST SPIT OUT MY DRINK
There is this lie that has floated around the writing world for centuries: “You can’t teach someone how to write. They either have it or they don’t.” Today I’m going to talk about why that is a myth.
Recently I was looking up loads of quotes about writing. And some of them were amazing and inspiring. But some of them were ridiculous, puffed up with superiority and laced with eliticism. Even today, you honestly don’t have to look far to find evidence of authors being held on pedestals, as something other-worldly, or elect. Sure, I’ve praised J.K. Rowling’s writing talent to the high heavens, and maybe I’ll joke about her being queen of writing, but sometimes this whole “writers are superior beings” thing is ridiculous. Sometimes the awe-someness of the writing world gets so blown up that people get led into believing that great writers are born select, and if that’s the case, then no one can teach people to be writers, because they have to be born with it.
Here is just one quote I found the other week from some prestigious author: “You are either born a writer or you’re not.”
Don’t believe it, not in the context that you have to born with some special ability.
I just went to a screening of The Last Unicorn at the theater *with* the author/screenwriter! It was cool to meet him. They will be bringing the event to some other cities around the U.s. and Canada.Here is the tour site: http://lastunicorntour.com
An alternate universe where Bruce Wayne died instead of his parents. Causing his father Thomas Wayne to become Batman and his mother Martha to go insane and become the Joker.
THIS IS SO CRAZY
Hey guys, StoryBundle has a great bundle out for NaNoWriMo next month. If you aren’t familiar with StoryBundle, they let you get six books from professionals and established writers for a minimum of $5 or 12 books for a minimum of $15 (you get to pick how much you want to pay). Some of the money is donated to charity.
The 12 books pictured above are all books about writing, from authors like the Writing Excuses Crew, Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others.
The first person to reblog this will win all 12 ebooks.
Then, I will select another winner in two weeks and another winner in four weeks (again, to win all 12 books). Like or reblog to enter for those, or do both to enter twice.
Alternatively, you can just purchase your own bundle over at StoryBundle.com/nano
they really weren’t kidding about the weird netflix subtitles for fma:b
The spoopiest part of this skeleton bird decoration is the complete lack of knowledge in basic skeletal anatomy
somebody please draw this creature with skin on because i think it would be horrifying because those are basically long fingers
well that was fun
Have fun in your nightmares, kids.
So a few posts ago, I put up my autographed picture of Vash that my friend got for me, and a lot of you guys thought it was cool. I have a series of Trigun blog posts I’m going to do, and I know I want to do a giveaway to go with them, and so I was wondering if I could find another autographed picture of Vash (autographed by Johnny Yong Bosch, the voice actor), and I did! The only problem is that I have a budget for my giveaways, and the autographed photo is a bit over that budget.
I’ve never asked for donations because I’ve never felt I needed to and I have mixed feelings about it, but, if some of my follower/friends donate $0.50 - $1.00, then I will get the autograph and do it for my giveaway! If you donate, I will enter your name extra times (in addition to any of your other entries) into the drawing. For $.50 I’ll add your name four extra times to the drawing. For $1.00 I’ll add it six extra times. Use paypal to donate. My paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I mean, I’m only asking for $0.50 people.
The autographed picture of Vash is not personalized (meaning that it doesn’t have anyone’s name on it, just Johnny Yong Bosch’s signature). It looks like my picture, without my name.
*If I get enough donations, I can make the giveaway international. If by the very slight chance I get too many donations, I will use them for future giveaways. If I don’t get enough donations for the giveaway, I’ll refund your money.
THERE’S A STAR TREK MARATHON ON RIGHT NOW
AND A HARRY POTTER MARATHON ON RIGHT NOW
AND A LoTR MARATHON ON RIGHT NOW
WHICH ONE AM I SUPPOSED TO WATCH?
It’s Chris Columbus Day. Harry Potter. ;)