Thursday, March 15, 2018

Awkward and Awesome #2

-The Awkwards-

  • Rant Topics. You know the one. You mention Star Wars and you've suddenly got a Reylo or No? argument going on in your comment section.  Was Snape good...or bad? (You know... the Bad. Creepy. Old. Obsessed. Man. Who. Was. Cruel. To. Children.)

    There are all these topics all over the internet and instead of just going Hey. I never thought of it that way or whatever cute thing we normally would comment we get WAR. Granted, it tends to be a very polite war, because we are classy people. But still. Cue super long comments.
  • When you accidentally spoil something from a book. 
     
  • Search Engines. Guys, I promise I am neither pregnant or planning to murder anyone. Promise! (Though to be entirely truthful, the second one is more likely.)
     
  • *People complaining about how hard it is to add obstacles and hardships to their books*
  • Me: "I got bored, so I had a sandstorm show up and her castle get attacked by her cousin for no good reason, but totally works for the plot."
  • When people start talking about how they can't manage to finish a WIP and you're sitting there with your eye twitching, trying to hold back the "JUST COMMIT TO ONE AND STAY WITH IT COMMENT."


    Though honestly. Ask yourself, do you want this? Do you want to finish this story, become a published author, or whatever you're working toward? 

    Well, duh.

    SO STOP PROCRASTINATING AND WRITE. OK? GOT WRITER'S BLOCK AND IT WON'T GO AWAY FOR DAYS? SIT DOWN AND WRITE! DON'T FEEL MOTIVATED? AH HA...I THOUGHT YOU WANTED THIS? WORK FOR IT! WRITE! JUST WRITE.
     
  • Also that thing where peeps go, "Yeah, I just can't get my characters to behave! Like, they won't stay in character! So frustrating."

    YOU. LITERALLY. ARE. WRITING. THEM.

    Yeah, I understand. Sometimes you can take a funny turn and end up writing about how your character hates rats for two paragraphs. Sometimes you randomly invent a horde of tiny maids. It happens.

    BUT IF IT SHOULDN'T BE THERE, DON'T WHINE, DON'T BLAME A FICTIONAL CHARACTER... FIX. IT.
    Cause as soon as people read it,  they're not going to go "Oh! Bad Brian! Why won't he stay in character?"
    Nope.
    They're going to say,
    "Well here's a author who doesn't care about her work."
    "How lazy."
    Or maybe they'll just stop reading.

    My point is...writing is an art, a craft. WORK ON IT. FIX IT.

     
     



-The Awesomes-

  •  The super excited authors and the "I'm writing a new story! My project! Meet my babies!" posts. They are the best thing ever.
      
  • And rant posts.  Rant posts are the best. Especially ranty book reviews. And not just the "the plot was bad" notes. The "this book made my eyeballs bleed, my tears jumped angrily from my face to land on the ink in an attempt to blot it out forever." notes. You know...the funny ones.


    Please do more of these. Please.
      
  • Donuts (Shush. I'm hungry)
     
  • Bookstragram
     
  • Me, being super negative and bringing up donuts as if that'll fix everything.
     
  • People read my story and it made them laugh. OH MY! I MADE PEOPLE DO THE EMOTIONS!





-MK


16 comments:

  1. Obviously the second one on the search engine is true. You need ways to get enemies blood, right?

    Anyway, GREAT POST AND YES TO WRITERS NEEDING TO COMMITT!!

    Love these types of posts!

    ~Ivie

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    1. I personally find is fairly easy to get the blood of my enemies. I cut out the middle man and just get it myself :P

      COMMITMENT! Should we make a T-shirt.

      Remember the Writer's Support Group Catherine was talking about earlier? We should totally start one...It could be 50% people wailing "PLOT BUNNIES! AAA" and 50% people saying, "Just. Sit. Down. And. Write."

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    2. T-shirt AND support groups. Everyone in the support group has to wear a t-shirt, but the ones who are having a hard time should have a shirt that says, "Need Help" and the ones who want to say write have a shirt that says, "COMMITMENT! COMMIT TO IT ALREADY!" Or something a little less cheesy than that, but you get the idea.

      Cutting out the middle man...I hadn't thought of that. I'm gathering information for my domination of the world.

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  2. I feel ya on the search engine thing....it's so awkward, and the fact that you can actually FIND answers to those questions is even scarier...O_O

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    1. I like to pretend they're from medical students or something and not murders with tumbler accounts...

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  3. I'm pretty sure some security group is tracking me after I looked up unusual deaths and how to kill people with a knife. And then there was that day where I was looking up a bunch of things about ghosts . . . XD

    And donuts are the most awesome thing there is. Good choices, MK.

    Brianna

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    1. So you killed someone and the ghosts are coming?

      Dear me.

      That sounds bad.





      Can I watch?

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  4. I think I'm guilty of some of these.
    I didn't know if people liked rants, because I rant in my head 24/7.

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    1. Oh course we like rants!

      The more serious they are, the less we're allowed to laugh at them/with them but *shrugs*

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  5. Writing is very much like parenting - some do a hands off (much to their detriment) and some are helicopters. And some are in the middle.

    You've got me to thinking, MK! Awesome post!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh dear. Got you thinking about what? Should I be scared?

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  6. The STAR WARS/Harry Potter thing. Um... I just thought I'd mention it, I didn't mean to get a debate going... XD

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    1. Sorry, that was confusing. I mean I'm agreeing with what you said about it. Up there ^ I was saying what always happens whenever I mention ST or HP to someone else.

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    2. Oh that makes more sense...

      You could be mention it with something totally unrelated to either of those topics and they'd still manage to bring it up.

      "Wouldn't it be weird to eat a chocolate frog?"

      "DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS WEIRD? SNAPE. LETS TALK ABOUT SNAPE."

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    3. Exactly! How do they do that? They don't even answer the question! Oh well.

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