Vocab Wednesdays #17

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The Inspiration Circle – July ’16

There’s a reason self-help books sell like hot cakes – it’s because they’re packed with positivity. The fact remains that every once in a while we need a pick-me-up to meet the challenges of life with renewed fervour. While I’d like to live in that ideal world where I am motivated to write daily all by myself, I realised that’s not going to happen any time soon. The result of that line of thought was The Inspiration Circle, which is aimed at providing that extra boost for writers and general readers of my blog.

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Fictional Fridays #18

Black

Leslie entered her grandmother’s room to get away from the crowd below. Her eyes were tired of seeing only black everywhere and sympathetic faces that offered no real comfort. It had been years since she had set foot here and she felt like she was invading the privacy of a person who still lingered around somehow. She sat down carefully on the edge of the bed. The sheets still smelled like her grandmother, but the warmth had seeped out of them. Leslie shivered, getting the distinct feeling that she shouldn’t be here, but she couldn’t help herself. She needed to see if those awful rumours that were being whispered downstairs were true.

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Book Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora

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Title: The Lies of Locke Lamora

Author: Scott Lynch

Genre: Fantasy, Heist

Series: The Gentlemen Bastard Sequence

Setting: Camorr, 78th year of Aza Guilla

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Myths about Fanfiction

First off, I apologize for not posting anything on Monday. I’ve been having a hectic week and sleep seems to be coming less naturally to me than it used to, which leaves me more tired at the end of every passing day. Secondly, it seems my brain is unresponsive when it comes to fiction. I got through two sentences before the words shut off. My Camp NaNoWriMo word count is still at a stubborn zero. I have made plans for the weekend though, and I hope I can get something written then. Today, however, you’ll have to excuse me. This post is in response to a lot of stigma out there about the fanfiction writing community. I felt I needed to clarify a few things as someone who writes original stories 80℅ of the time and 20℅ fanfiction.

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Vocab Wednesdays #16

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Source: The Phrontistery

Fictional Fridays #17

Who thought holidays could be more stressful than the months I have to attend college? Strangely, I find myself having no time to do the things I want to finish and having all the time in the world to complete TV series in record time during my semesters. Another example of time being a vindictive creature, I suppose. Putting aside selfish concerns for a bit, I decided to write something, anything, to take my mind off of things. Here is the result (Incidentally, it fits this week’s Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge #33 – Favourite Food).

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Vocab Wednesdays #15

Chasing Perfection

If we wait until we are ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.

For as long as I can remember, I have mentally (sometimes actually) corrected people’s grammar. I have used correction ink when I’ve made mistakes in my practical record. I have never struck out a word while writing with a pencil and always have an eraser handy. Every time I start a writing in a new notebook, I’ve tried my hardest not to make a single mistake on the first page. The desire to make as few mistakes as possible has been with me since childhood.

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