Loneliness is a terrible thing. The isolation and the lack of human interaction pushes you into the silence. The hopeless isolation becomes a heavy burden, growing in weight until it buries you in the suffocating quiet. There are times when you want to cry or scream and you couldn't do so because you've forgotten how.
The things you couldn't scream aloud started to pile high, one after another, tearing your heart to pieces, and pulling your mind apart until you could barely think. Unhappiness was all you've ever known and for once, you'd like to know what it was like to genuinely smile. Writing allows you to forget, and smile, even just for a little while.
So write, if you'd like. Write a few words. Write a lot of paragraphs. Imagine a world you desire and describe people you'd love to be with. Dreaming is not a crime; sometimes, it's the only way out.And I'll be here. Simply reading your dreams, appreciating your selfish wishes, and childish complaints. I won't say a word in judgement because I know that there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Writing a character with dyed pink hair when you’ve only dyed natural colours, if at all, is worth a small bit of research. As someone who had multi coloured hair for years, it can be irritating when I read about the girl with waist-length blue and green hair that apparently doesn’t lose its colour throughout the novel.
Disclaimer: If your character’s blue/pink/red/whathaveyou hair isn’t dyed, this won’t apply to them.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (via likeafieldmouse) —
Please create a better system for contacting authorities in the event of a tumblr user threatening suicide. Surely there is a way to find said user’s contact info and contact appropriate authorities. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have their contact information, but most of the time we don’t and all we can do is try to stalk their page for it or pray that their attempt fails.
We need a better system for making sure these users are safe. I know the resources are out there. This could save countless lives.
Reblog if you agree, in order to spread the word.
I’m sure you agree that whether you write fiction or faction, stories are a great way to convey your message.
Even in fact-focused blog posts, a good story can engage and inspire readers.
As all storytellers know, a good story conveys mood, touches emotions, and holds the reader captive. A skillful storyteller sets the scene by showing – not telling. As a writer, you need to reach for one of your most important writing tools: description.
“Poetry is for people who are not
brave enough to tell others how they truly
feel,” he said but he gave me poem
instead of flowers and sweets on my
“It is in you that I found hope
when the sun failed to rise for
the moon and his billion stars
It is in you that I found refuge
when my dad closed his door
and the rain heavily poured.
It is in you that I found myself
just like when the strong waves
reach the peaceful shore.
It is in you that I found happiness
that is worth fighting even
the whole world is against you.
I don’t have the courage to
utter these words in front of you
but say yes and I’ll be forever
happy that I took the risk
and wrote this poem for you.”
Getting my book ready to publish took a lot of work. Amazon has 3 great programs for your book, that I’ve talked about already, so I won’t get into that again. Let’s talk instead about getting your book ready for Kindle and CreateSpace.
When I signed up with Kindle, they sent me a book called Getting Your Book Ready for Kindle.