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Bond can be black. The Doctor can be a woman. Spider-Man can be Hispanic. White guys have seen enough of themselves, dontcha think?
Forget "strong female character." Aim for: "Woman or girl with agency." One who makes decisions, affects the story, pushes the plot.
If you like a book by any author, the kindest thing you can do is tell everyone. Friends, family, review sites, squirrels, robots, dolphins.
MY CREATIVE PROCESS:
1. This is awesome.
2. This is questionable.
3. I hate myself and this story.
4. *cry-eats cake*
5. This is awesome.
Seven Habits Of Successful Writers:
3. Write More
4. Keep Writing
5. Finish Writing
7. Go Write Something Else
things writer's block can be:
- lack of planning
- UFO "missing time"
- lack of fiber
OH MY GOD THE SCI-FI LADY AUTHORS ARE IN THE STREETS OF LONDON BEATING MALE AUTHORS TO DEATH WITH HUGOS THIS IS IT THIS IS WHAT WE FEARED
So, to clarify, breastfeeding is basically an amazing thing and if it freaks you out, you're the problem, not the breastfeeding mother.
Gamer.Gate: "We are about ethics in journalism."
Woman: "Have you considered —"
Gamer.Gate: "WHERE DOES SHE LIVE. TELL ME NOW. TELL US."
For those who say they have no time to write, A NO-FUCKERY WRITING PLAN. From the archives: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/02/20/how-to-push-past-the-bullshit-and-write-that-goddamn-novel-a-very-simple-no-fuckery-writing-plan-to-get-shit-done/ … pic.twitter.com/11hM0rsnht
How to be a writer:
2) check Twitter
3) Tweet about how to be a writer
4) feel shame
6) go back to writing
Every year, Eurovision comes along and I watch only the social media side. It's like watching people tweet from inside a Narnian acid trip.
Terrorism is violence performed in service to an agenda. Racism is an agenda. Leaving someone alive to tell the 'message' highlights this.
1. shut up and write
2. finish what you start
3. rewrite till its right
4. fuck doubt
5. zero fear
7. shut up and write
Sometimes the best thing a writer can tell another writer is: "You're not alone. We're all impostors. We're all afraid. It's always hard."
SJW as an insult still cracks me up. Because what's its opposite? "Antisocial injustice coward?"
… actually, that kinda works, yeah.
Some people's response to "breastfeeding is cool" is "OH SO PEEING AND POOPING IN PUBLIC IS FINE, TOO, THEN, I GUESS."
Writing is often about kicking doubt in the ass and shoving him out the door. Editing is about inviting him back in for tea and scrutiny.
Author of the MIRIAM BLACK series, ATLANTA BURNS, STAR WARS: AFTERMATH, the HEARTLAND series, comics, games, film/TV, more. Post-born. Pre-dead. Foul mouth.
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