Writing 101: Motivation

To all my beautiful people:

Yes, it has officially been “ages” since I last posted an article. However, I am hoping to post on a more regular basis now. In short news, I have quit my previous job due to financial reasons. I am now going back to school to get my MFA degree while working part time.

Moving on, I will do my best to post something at least once a month from now on. I am aiming to post biweekly if I can, but I make no promises at this point. I’m hoping to have some fun articles in the coming months, but if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions send them to me at your leisure.

For today, I will write about something I have nagged about in the past. However, I think it is important to reiterate because it is something that every author struggles with in their “career.”

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To all my beautiful people,

For the first time in months, I sat down today and hand wrote several letters. The longer of them ended up being a little over ten pages, and the shortest ended up at six pages. (Yes, I write long letters full of random thoughts and story ideas and all those good things.) After that, I was talking with a friend about writing letters and the importance of taking time to write them by hand to people we love.

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Writing 101: Moldy Stories

To all my beautiful people,

Well, here’s this thing. Called an apology. I disappeared for a few weeks due to craziness at work. I hope to be back now at a more consistent basis.

Oh look. No actual apology. Heh.

But that’s not the point of this anyway. The point of this article was to talk about picking up old stories. Picking up the old stories that you’ve set aside for a long time and then dust off and realize you want to start working on again.

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Writing 101: Time Travel Research

To all my beautiful people,

I think the hardest thing about doing story research is the lack of available material that we sometimes have to do accurate research with. Therefore, I have always thought that it would be neat to be able to go to that time period and do physical research while living in the place with the people I meant to portray in my writing.

That thought prompted this post. So work with me on assuming that time travel is possible. Seeing as this is the case, imagine you could travel to any place during any time period. Since I can metaphorically do so, the following is a list of the top five places or time periods to which I would go to research.

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INTJ Survival Guide: Love and Romance

To all my lovely people,

Oh look. That thought that makes all INTJs shudder. Romance. Help me remember to find plenty of synonyms for that word, because even reading it makes me feel like vomiting inside. Yeah. Okay.

That aside, it’s a common misconception that INTJs are not romantic people, don’t like displays of romanticism, and can’t function well in romantic relationships. I would disagree with all of these statements.

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Writing 101: Dusty Books

To all my beautiful people,

Well, today is one of thse days. The day when I sit down and start scanning through idea lists and old projects to try and decide what I want to write now that my current project is at some sort of stand still.

Therefore, I wanted to share some thoughts with you about writing, as well as some of the projects I might be writing in the near future. I would love to have your thoughts on the various projects, because I adore my readers. Most of the time anyway. 😉

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Liebster Award

To all my beautiful people,

So generally I don’t really do blog posts filled with random information. However, my brain decided I would do this. Therefore, I am. Aside of that, I figured my few friends might enjoy knowing little random facts about myself. And if that’s the case, maybe I’ll take random questions and do another of these type of blog articles once and a while. We’ll see.

Heidi Salzman is the one who tagged me and made me aware of this. Therefore, props to her. I suggest you all check out her blog because I really enjoy reading it. Her articles are short, sweet, to the point, and very engaging/intellectually enjoyable.

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INTJ Survival Guide: Road Trips

To all my beautiful people,

As an INTJ, I have come to realize that some people in the world really suck at understanding and working with INTJs. You know what? That’s totally okay.

I think that this occurs because of several reasons. First, INTJs can be (in general) difficult to get along with because we have very little empathy (unless we train ourselves to have it) and because we don’t put up with other people’s excuse and crap. Secondly, many people find that INTJs can be the rarest type. However, they’re also the personality type whom is quickest to try to keep people from understanding how they work.

We’re a rare and sometimes intimidating breed, and I think that most of us realize that. (Some of us even rather like that.)

Therefore, this article is going to be basically all about dealing with an INTJ in a cramped quarters without causing them (or yourself) to go insane.

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God Knows

To all my beautiful people,

Being a planner sucks sometimes. Especially when your plans fall through. It feels like the ultimate defeat, like the ultimate test of one’s competence. But it’s not, and it’s okay for plans to fall through. Because we don’t always know what’s best for us.

I learned that this week. Unfortunately, the hard way. Once again, it would seem.

But that’s okay. Because it taught me something that I needed to remember, and that I want to pass along to all of you.

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