I haven’t written for myself in weeks. Sometimes, life got in the way. Sometimes, a few hours escaping into an unfinished TV series or a video game seemed more promising. Most of the time, I’d get excited about writing and then just get so exhausted that writing a page didn’t seem likely. I’d scroll through my…

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Collaboration is terrifying… Originally posted by knivesonstatic And I’m an indie author saying this, so I can already feel the chill running down my spine from admitting it. Reaching out takes a ton of mental energy. Staring at a screen and trying to make words make sense takes a ton of mental energy. Attempting to…

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Sometimes, I forget how writing heals me. I get so caught up in the drudgery of the day to day, when the clock ticks down the impossibly long seconds. I count and count like counting chairs lined up at the front of a stone-cold classroom. I forget how nice it feels to just write something…

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Video games are art in that they stay with you. They’re a full-bodied, visceral experience. The death of a major character might even feel like the loss of a loved one to you, that’s how close they become.   Without further ado, here are six storytelling techniques video games can teach you… 1. Branching Now,…

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  GIF by handeleugene Founder Brianna Franklin shared with me this amazing project about uplifting Black women and empowering them to reach a greater economic equity. I urge you to follow the organization’s IG and Twitter handles below, alongside helping donate to their campaign link on the bottom of this article. Please signal boost this…

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Say it with me now: We are not worth X amount of hours. We are not worth X amount of hours. WE ARE NOT WORTH THE HOURS WE WORK. WE ARE THE LIVES WE LIVE. THE EXPERIENCES WE HAVE. We are that which we cherish and hold dear. Originally posted by kaenith Cue the Rent…

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GIF by debbie-sketch In stories, there is the big “The End”. There is a final page listed at the end of the index in the table of contents. There is a last rustle, a final tune. The closing curtain, the roll call of credits in a movie. Closure is important for all the reasons we…

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You know that Alice in Wonderland quote? Something about doing somewhere in the ballpark of five impossible things before breakfast? It makes you think “magic”, “whimsy”, and “what kind of opium was Lewis Carroll” on, right? Originally posted by xeptum Yeah, but what if I told you that that staid/stiff/solid routine of Benjamin Franklin and the whole adage of…

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With all seriousness, the COVID-19 crisis with the coronavirus is affecting people in ways that make it all too clear that, with a crisis of not enough access to healthcare, sanitization and hygiene products, and generally affecting those who are immune-compromised, disabled, and elderly/very young…. Isolation and self-imposed quarantines are the way to protect us…

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I just wanted to encapsulate how amazing it feels when someone comments on your work in a way that makes you feel like, yes, your writing reached somebody on the internet and got something positive back from it. Originally posted by unloveablc (Because, it’s true, reviewing your favorite authors and indie authors’ books and leaving…

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