Are there any writeblr people I can find on twitter? I’m trying to become more active there, but if tumblr feels like shouting to the void, then twitter feels like the cosmic horror that eats voids as midday snacks.
Writing advice #2: Writing everyday is not a requirement. Sometimes, you need a break. Other times, you’re too busy to write. But no matter what, writing everyday is not, and should never be, a requirement.
This is going to be a writeblr and studyblr! I’m a biologist, writer, and I’m super duper queer. One heads up, my pictures may be great but my handwriting sucks butt so enjoy that! (This is a side blog)
I was tagged by @the-scum-initiative for the 11 Qs tag game - which is one of my favourite so I’m definitely looking forward to this! Your questions look awesome, @the-scum-initiative - thank you for the tag!!
1. Whom of your OCs do you find the hardest to write? Why?
I think I find Mila’s father the most difficult to write. Mila’s father is the one character who is really quite different from my other characters in any of the books I’m writing, and sometimes it’s hard to get into his head.
Viggo can be difficult too, because he’s supposed to be super smart and cunning and manipulative and I’m… not all of those things! Still, I’ve been doing a lot of research on writing characters who are supposedly smarter than you, the author, so that’s hopefully going to come in handy as I write Viggo’s character, especially since he’s supposed to be a few steps ahead of everyone at all times.
2. What does a typical writing session look like for you?
It usually happens at night. I’ll either be sitting at my desk or on my bed, and I’ll probably have some music or a movie on in the background because it helps me focus. If I’m really in the zone, I’ll write for a few hours straight without any breaks (or however long it takes for me to get all of my ideas out for the day). If I’m not really feeling it, I’ll get distracted every 5 minutes and it takes a lot of effort to keep me on track. Once I’ve got all my ideas down, and I’ve completely dried out my head, it’s time to wrap it up! I’ll often end a writing session with re-reading what I’ve just written and probably doing a few edits here and there, and then I’ll save, quit, get some sleep, and open it again first thing in the morning.
3. How did you become involved with writeblr, and how has it affected your writing process?
I can’t quite remember how I got involved in writeblr or how I even found it in the first place. I’d joined Tumblr back in high school, and I used it mostly to go through and see other people’s posts and like the posts that I enjoyed, but I didn’t use my blog at all.
And then, somehow, I found writeblr. Maybe I’d stumbled upon a post and it led me down a rabbit hole, but whatever the reason, I found it and I closely followed the writeblr community on and off for a while before deciding to try my hand at Tumblr.
I think writeblr can be a very positive place if you surround yourself with the right writeblrs. I am grateful that I’ve found some really amazing writeblrs to surround myself by because they’re all really quite positive forces in the writeblr community. I know there can be a lot of poiltics, drama, and gossip, and I’ve made the conscious decision in these past couple of months to really stay out of all of that because, at the end of the day, I’m here to write and share my writing and find other writers I can help support. I don’t want anything else to taint my experience here. Making that decision has actually helped me get more out of writeblr, which has been great! ^^
So, in terms of support and positivity, writeblr has been a great place for me, and I find myself constantly motivated and inspired to create while being a part of this community.
On a slight downside that has less to do with writeblr and more to do with self-discipline, I’ve found that the amount of writing I do has really plummeted since becoming actively involved in writeblr, and this is mainly because I see all the amazing content on here and I suddenly want to create OC intros and WIP intros and posters and soundtracks and graphics and basically all of these different things that really take up a lot of my time. I’m getting better about getting that under control, though! ^^
The older OC’s: Talking to the new character. “Okay, here’s the deal. You’re going to be traumatized. People will die. You will suffer. You’ll contemplate your existence with every new page the writer makes, and it won’t be fun. But don’t worry, you’ll always have us.”
The new OC: “um…”
The older characters: “until some of us die, that is.”
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One day, the sun never sets and night never begins creating a divide in the human race. The great war has gone on for many years until a new enemy birthed from the battles appears and starts massacring anything that gets in their way. As the leader of the dark side, for the sake of the human race, you have to make a choice and determine who would be best to fight alongside.
I’m feeling better today - a rare moment of peace these past few weeks - and even though I’m still not in top shape, I feel like doing some games I’ve been tagged in these past several days! ^^ Thank you @kiraawrites and @tea-and-pirates for tagging me in this one! I don’t think I’ve ever played this tag game ^^
Height: (no clue… Average?)
Hobbies: Writing, reading, procrastinating, watching movies, graphic design and art, learning, researching, gardening, hanging out with pets, baking, cooking, and recently I started working on a visual novel murder mystery game, so I can add game development to this list.
Favourite colours: Blue. Blue in its many shades, but mostly the bright, rich, deep blues. And bright greens - like small palm tree leaves and the color of grass in the sun. Bright yellow, bright red, maroon red, lavender, black, white, chocolate brown — let’s just say all the colours, shall we?
Favourite books: Rebecca, The Great Gatsby, The Book Thief, The Historian, I Am the Messenger.
Last song: An Arabic song called Masha3er by Sherine. It was recommended and I really loved it.
Last film: Vertigo (1958)
Inspiration for my url: My name. ^^ It wasn’t taken, so I thought, why not?
Dream job: Author, businesswoman, teacher, artist, journalist, doctor - I have way too many interests and passions.
Favourite aesthetics: I like elegance and sophistication. Old-school class and charm. Grace and kindness. I try to strive for that every day, though some days are better than others.