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Just finished #writing a pretty intense scene. My heart was pounding 💓as if I were my character facing the monster before her. 👀😱
This is the one major problem I have with writing in the evening. I probably won't 💤sleep well with #bookideas flying through my mind for the rest of the night. 😔
Does anyone else suffer this with #eveningwriting? Or is it just me that suffers from the inability to shut my brain🧠 down? #author #authorslife #writersofinstagram #aspiringauthor #authorlife #writing #authorsofinstagram #writinggoals #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #authors #yaauthor #newauthor #goals #amwriting #creativewriting #eveningwritingsession
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Q: How are you with deadlines?
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I'm good with deadlines if there are actual consequences. So I did real well in school! But now that I'm the one setting the deadlines for myself, it's a bit harder to stick k to them. I'm trying to get better at them though.
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🌻 Writing update: I think I've finally got the plot of my book all nailed down, which means I can finally continue on with this edit. I'm actually excited about adding in the second viewpoint.
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Very important, deep thought...#salemwitchtrials #writerbrain


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It really, really does 🤪
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Q: How do you share your thoughts and ideas.
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A lot mine do end up worked into my writing. As I explored the story of my current WIP, I knew that one of the big wanted to highlight is how easy it is to let the words and opinions of others determine who we are. I think it's something we all struggle with and something you have to be aware of if you want to fight it. It's definitely challenged me to examine whether or not I'm limiting myself to be who I think others want me to be.
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Writing update: We're officially in July now, so it's time for me to get back to work on TQG (aka the WIP). I'm a little excited and a LOT ready for this draft to be done and polished and then... 😱
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Q: What is your favorite way to procrastiwrite?
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Personally, I am a huge fan of using research to bunny trail away from my projects. Which is why I could never write contemporary I once went on a three hour search to figure the specific kind of yacht I needed for a fanfic, can you imagine if I had a whole novel based in the the real world? 😂 Luckily, I write fantasy, so I can most of what I write comes from my own brain (with a little help from history). I just have to make sure I takes notes so the details all stay the same.
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Writing update: I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I've taken a brief hiatus from my WIP. I've been trying to split my time between writing and other things and falling behind in everything. So, I decided to focus on getting my house (with literally and figuratively) in order this month and focus in finishing this gosh darn book next month. We're close! But I won't lie, I'm enjoying the little break. I think it's time to start a new project once this draft is done.
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I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Sometimes I see photos like this sitting next to screenshots in my phone's gallery and I think "When did I cross the border into Fairie?" But my gob I am lucky. And luckier still when I have time, energy, and functioning joints to enjoy a long walk.

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Me and my trusty computer on the road again 👌 for me, writing is as much about fighting to sit down as about the actual work. Which is why I try to utilise time while I'm fixed to get myself writing. Like bus rides. Easiest way to write? Take more trips 😉✒️🚍 #amwriting #writerbrain #writingadvice


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Indulge me for a second, y’all... Just... don’t talk to me for ~2 minutes after I get up, unless it’s something like, “Well, HELLO, BEAUTIFUL! Here’s your coffee, Sweetie!” (but say it more quietly than that, but mean it, if you’re trying to sound happy, or just don’t try to sound happy at all, but rather just pleasant would be fine), & don’t say anything even remotely off-putting or without deeeeep, deep consideration for, oh, inside about a five hour window, bracketed around either side of the approximate time you think I might be thinking about trying to go to sleep, because, if you even remotely offend me, make me think, challenge me, question me at ALL about anything about which I feel even slightly insecure, unsure &/or defensive, I am NOT going to be able to stop thinking about it, what you meant by it, what you think I thought you meant, what I think you think I think about it, what I think I should tell you tomorrow, what you ACTUALLY meant (no, really... because I know), what you were trying to say but totally didn’t, what you say you were thinking when you said it but I know you were totally not thinking, and what I’m going to say tomorrow night when I bring up again what you thought, didn’t think, said, and/or didn’t say PLUS for how many minutes/hours/days I’m going to decide to be hurt, quiet, offended, unable to sleep, sad, miffed, perturbed, flabbergasted, absolutely irate, enraged, confused, ignoring you, defeated, fired up, distraught, sidetracked, distracted and/or kept awake by our conversation... So just... don’t talk, because I’m going to be up ALL night, if you talk to me, and you’re going to be asleep the second you decide to be. Either that or just... don’t let me have any Dr. Pepper after about 9pm, because that could totally be the problem too. #aintiawoman #itsprobablyme #female #wearesofrustrating #wedontmeantobethough #wecanthelpit #loveyouhoney #confusingourselvesformilennia #justignoremesometimes #writerbrain #add #nightpeople #marriagebelike #wifefromhell #emo #allthefeels #allin #drpepper #sugaratnight #gremlin #myhusbandrocks #poorguy #marriaging #atx #austin #justkeepswimming #18years #theonlyeasyday #embracethesuck


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Davis Groves keeps trying to sneak back into my head. "Not now, you borderline sociopath," I tell her. "I'm studying things, grown-up things connected to actual careers and jobs with 401Ks."
"But," she whispers, "I have so many things to tell you."
#badwriterbrain

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This is obviously the reason I read so many books. Better writing.... It's not like I have insatiable craving to fictional worlds. We'll, I guess there are worse things to crave and at least this way I'm inspired to write. Right? 😂
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Writing update: Still working on typing up Ch. 20, but I've decided to take a step back for the rest of the month. I'm not stopping entirely. I still want to chip away at TQG, but I realized that I'd get a lot more done if I take the rest of this month to get everything else in order so I don't have to worry about anything but writing in July. No other big projects.
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Of course, that means you have to be awake enough to hold the pen. Does this work if you've stayed up until it was the middle of the night?
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Writing update: I've finished Ch. 20 finally. Drafting is not usually that hard for me. Now I just have to type it up and we'll be ready to go onto Ch. 21.
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Happy Writer Wednesday, writer friends!
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I am pleased to report that, despite my books best efforts, I have not stopped writing! In fact, I've actually made some progress 🎉 I talk about it more in my most recent blog post (link in bio), but I've switched up my writing routine a little and it seems to be working. For now. But I'm sure I'll find something else when the time comes. I'm just glad this draft is finally going somewhere.
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Today's word prompt for @ourpoetryjourney is Gaia!

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Writing brains be like...😉 regram from @cut_the_blah. #writerbrain


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Enjoyed exploring the Tokyo National Museum today, and examine the different artifacts, relics, and treasures. #tokyonationalmuseum #tokyo #ueno #japan #museum #ancient #artfacts #relics #treasures #art #writerinspiration #worldbuilding #writerbrain #history


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Q: What have you tried to help combat writer's block?
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Today I'm returning to pencil and paper to see if that helps the words flow better than on the computer. I'll get these weird urges where I only want to write/use one tool and right now I'm craving the scratch of a pencil against paper. We'll see if it helps.
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Tokyo station...a grand and opulent building, with an attached hotel and staff who wear porter uniforms, as if stepping forward, out of another era. SO much inspiration for my new book series. #tokyostation #japan #asia #authorlife #writinginspiration #architecture #zoone #trainstation #writerbrain #wanderlust #seetheworld


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Beautiful ornamentation on an old and storied door...spotted at the gates to a temple in Tokyo. #Buddhism #temple #door #inspiration #writerbrain #authorlife #tokyo #japan #asia #wanderlust #travelling #seetheworld


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As someone who started writing when I was young, I always try to encourage writers who are younger than me. I've had a lot of help getting to where I am now, from different teachers and friends and while I may not always be in a position to reciprocate I do try to pay it forward and take others under my wing.
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A beautifully decorated door to the mosque greets us as we wander past. #door #inspiration #doorway #mosque #tokyo #japan #asia #writerbrain #authorlife #wanderlust #seetheworld


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Listen, I am really relaxed when it comes to movie adaptations. I think I might be the only ly PJO fan who genuinely enjoyed the movie, but that doesn't mean I don't think the book was better. Same with Ella Enchanted. Of course, I couldn't give you my disappointments without hyping two of my favorite book to movie adaptations. Howl's Moving Castle and Princess Bride are two of my favorite book to movie adaptations. Although, I do love the HMC book just a little more than the movie. (Minus the magic, I feel a lot like Sophie sometimes.) However, Princess Bride is one of the few where I think the book and the movie are of equal quality. It's not often you get an author who is also a talented screen writer.
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🌼 #NotYourAveragePages: The book was better
🌼 #MayinBooks18: A character that resembles you
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Me to Agent: I'm sending my line edits off in 10 minutes and then I'm taking a whole week off!
Me to Me: Do not take a week off. Do not take any time off. Do not celebrate. Get to work on Next Project and while you're at it brainstorm edits ideas for Next Next Project. Do this moodily. Against a wall. Coffee in hand. It's where you belong.
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Writer brain notwithstanding, I AM going to treat myself to a long cycle today. I'll probably take a notebook though, just in case...
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The truth of this. #writerbrain


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#truth 😁Regrann from @thewriterink - These two things are roommates in my brain. - #regrann #writerslife #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerbrain #amwriting #writing 😁


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Happy #WriterWednesday, everyone. I hope the words flow and ideas fall like rain today.
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Having faith is the hardest part. I know I struggle with how little feedback you get when you're working on a novel. With fanfic it's easy, I post a chapter and I watch that view count go up, I receive this email with kudos and reviews. But only a few people know about my novel and there's only so many times I can make my friends read the same thing. So having faith without feedback is hard. Of course, if there was feedback, it wouldn't be faith now, would it?
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I was tagged by @thereadingcornerforall to do the #beautyandthebeastbooktag! Hooray!
🌼 Rose (light read, but great read)- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
🌼 Belle (book that was not as it first seems)- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
🌼 Beast (book you won't read because of the cover)- Haven't met one yet
🌼 Lumiere (book you can talk about for an hour)- All the Percy Jackson books
🌼 Gaston (book everyone loves but you)- We Were Liars by E. Lockart
🌼 Be Our Guest (character you'd invite for dinner)- Inej Ghafa
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Well, now I'm just curious. #writerbrain #exploring #tokyo


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Q: Do you ever find parts of yourself sprinkled into your characters?
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Happy #WriterWednesday everyone! May your fingers fly over the keys today. I'm currently taking a break from the WIP, but that doesn't mean I'm not thinking about. In fact, it came to mind when I saw this quote. I don't think I've had a single protag that wasn't like me in some way, but this most recent one is probably the MOST like me. It actually makes it hard sometimes, because it's hard to separate her from me. Does anyone else have that problem? And the fact that I'm writing in person only exacerbates the problem (I go more into depth in my most recent blog post, link in bio). On the flip side, though, I've learned a lot about myself while writing this character. There has been quite a bit of self-discovery in this project.
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Writing Prompt 15
The Stiletto dates back to 15th century Italy. It is a hammer forged blade designed for the sole purpose of penetrating with a thrusting motion. The edges are rounded and not built to slice but lead to a singular sharp tip. The word stiletto comes from the root stilus which was a pointed Roman writing utensil used to engrave ancient tablets.
Take 10 minutes and free write a response. Consider enjoying the process. If you have resistance honor its presence. In doing so you will give it permission to get out of the way.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #15 ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---...
Sultry curves lead the touch to divots and depressions
smooth edges roll into the next undulating iteration
the guileless feminine refinement juxtaposes with the rigidity
slow and gentle slides into impermeable and malicious
the lovely sensuality of beauty and grace
ends achingly in the most deadly place
the terminus of beneficence glints against the eye
as the receiver comprehends the mission at hand
there is no question
no erring of the way
maleficence has but one design
beauty rends the pain from the heart
the corners of the mind grapple to see
how lovely could turn to this enemy
the driving will of ancient wisdom
drawn to thwart the unjust foe
there is no middle road to join
and so the dark and light will battle
against the rib cage and to the core
boring through to loose the coil
the reason leaves the bearer's soul
and each of us is torn apart
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#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #ancientwisdom #stilleto #sword @whosepetticoat


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'twas supposed to be a duet-style response Destiny style with one walking away from an obsessive relationship and the other feeling such a loss..
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It became a gpov response Kontrol style with her regretting leaving him
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At least I'm finally starting on /something/. God knows how many projects I have yet to finish or even start OTL


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I stumbled upon this bickering couple early this morning. Married 52 years, Gladis grew tired of her and Gary’s decades long debate. After he insisted for the millionth time that pancakes were an overrated breakfast food, she waddled away, her webbed feet crunching the snow, and left him to stew about his life choices in the cold.
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HALP. In case anyone was wondering, writing a sequel is way harder than writing the first. I have SOOOOOO many loose ends to tie up in this book. I have the general, overall idea in my head, now I just need to remember how to regurgitate it onto paper. SEND CHOCOLATE! 🍫 If anyone needs me, I'll be tucked away in a dark corner rocking back and forth. 👍 #amwriting #weaponoffireandash #sequel #writersofinstagram #writerlife #bibliophile #youngadult #fantasy #urbanfantasy #paranormalfiction #sorrylevaroth #sendhelp #writerbrain


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Writing prompt 13
Give yourself 10 minutes to write a love note. Consider writing it to someone or something unexpected. That may be a Body part, a compilation of qualities from past lovers, your favorite cheese, a song, even a hook or beat. The only rule with these prompts is to write. So dive in and see where your subconscious takes you.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #13 #lovenote ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... Dear Body,
You are the greatest gift I have ever received. It is because of you that my life exists at all. My heart aches to make you see the love you have in front of you. You're stunning and delicious in ways no sane person can ignore. The thought of your velvety delights makes my breath whisper in desperate notes. The wonder and beauty you possess draws me closer to your flame and I am helpless but to love you with all that I am. I want to shower you with love and give you endless gifts. My last and every wish is to fill you with joy. I worship your power and every curve. The magical transformations you endlessly express stuns me and thrills me. I only hope that I deserve you.
Forever yours,
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#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #loveletter #lovelettersforclowns #DearBody @whosepetticoat


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My own #napowrmo2018 #prompt #tenminutefreewrite ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...—-... Fading light of day
Come find the stillness within
will you, won't you take me away?
or is the knowing the sin?

The peace threatens the night
with a day promised in due time
resting softly from the flight
closing eyes, both yours and mine

The night sounds begin to swell
The heat begins to dissipate
The songs of frog and whippoorwill
tension we didn't anticipate

The heavy blanket of the stars
and wind making trees talk
Will this be a fate of ours
will we really walk the walk

The scent of water just below
The ripple of the moonlight mirror
surrender to the undertow
and let go of all you fear ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... ...---... #writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #lifeonthewater #howdiditcometothis #photo #florida #takemeaway @whosepetticoat #sorryimarebel #rulebreaker #cannotfollowdirections


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Writing prompt 12
Take ten minutes and write a response. This feels highly anthemic to me so please consider making it a list poem. Don’t think to much. Let the pen or your typing fingers so the work. Your sub conscience will follow.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #12 #prompt12 ———————————————————-
Feeling lost?
Who me?
Wait, what do you mean?
Do I look lost to you?
How do you know you're not the one who lost?
Who's to say who is lost?
What are any of us doing anywhere, really?
I mean, because, do you know?
What do I know?
Where do we go from here?
What's the next step?
What's right in front of us?
What is the thing you think you cannot do?
Who do you think you are anyway?
Can't we all just get along?
Where will that get us?
What happens when we do?
What will we talk about then?
Who will we be then?
What do you have to say for yourself?
What is that piece you miss?
Where is that fire you know?
Why do we know the fire burns?
Where do you look for the scars?
What is right in front of you?
Will the light ever shine beyond now?
How do you know?
Will the shadow ever show?
Can you handle it if it does?
Will you smother it if you can't?
Will holding the light in burn you?
Will you rise from the ashes?
What will the next life bring?
Is it really worth knowing?
Can you stand incomprehension?
Will you ever be satisfied?
Is there more for you to say?
Why did I wake up this way?
Will the dark bring about the light once more?
Can it all be solved on the first go around?
Will you let it be? ...—-... ...—-... ....—... ...—-... ...—-... #writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #questions #fortyonequestions @whosepetticoat #sorryimarebel #rulebreaker #cannotfollowdirections


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Writing prompt 11
Give this glory 10 minutes of levity.

#napowrimo2018 #prompt #11 #prompt11

The honeybee and the tree
The flower and the seed
The extra shot in my decaf latte
the fishnet stockings over calloused feet
The extra roll on a too high heel
impossible expectations to be all things
The dance and mingle
The hard stop on a luscious ride
the space between want and need
the excess angle in the tired ankle
a space arises that cannot be seen
Somewhere between empty and dead
just a little sad lives in our shoes
Some fancy happy we wrap around us
To slide and slip like a world unknown
To places we let the cracks be shown
And once again around we go
moving now fast and slow
letting all the edges blur
as we fly and sweep and skid to earth
the massive crowds cheer us on
and we beg for space to sit upon
without purchase or flight
a single light blinks
the biggest dreams come to light
there is no disco baby
no extra night
Just slow and swirl and edgy home
roll on baby, roll
to the next what if
And just let the world glide by
as you drift
easy peasy slippery slope
go on down baby
there is no hope
cheerless mirth and breaking smile
let's just set down and rest awhile
I got this and I got you
together darling, just us two
and there are no more easy weights
and you have to move without your skates
There's nothing more than what we are
Apart and without, forever far
we dart and dodge the extra notes
We space and push extending moats
Nothing here for the two of us
Just these seats on the struggle bus ...—-... ...—-... ...—-... ...—-... ...—-... #writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #howdiditcometothis #skates #heels #feels #musicpoetry #phoenixpoetry @whosepetticoat #levityfail


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Q: What do you love about being a writer?
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All great writers have this one thing in common: they love their story. Whether it's a fictional account that exists only in the imagination or a report of real events a happening here and now, something drives us to put those words down on the page. I love the challenge of creating fictional characters, moving pieces until the puzzle just falls together.
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Writer’s desktop of horror— er, I mean all the writings. Happy Friday everyone! 🦄
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Image prompts 10
My search words were “wilted piano”. I can’t figure out if my affinity for profaned modernity is rooted in the Phoenix narrative or the downfall of capitalism.
All you need is a pen, paper, and 10 minutes. Write it out. 🖤 (Denise Jolly)

#napowrimo2018 #prompt #10 #prompt10
—————————————————— The fire burns and she plays on
The walls crumble and she plays on
The ashes sear and she plays on
The smoke curls and she plays on
The ceiling collapses and she plays on
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This is not your mother's symphony
There is nothing more to see
Everything inside of me
All the parts a cacophony
and in her heart a gentle plea

The rage and rake against her toil
the inner demons and the turmoil
the ripping ache of tilling soil
the keys and notes become her foil
the sweetness, her creaks, oil

And all at once the crescendo boom
the walls and ceiling of the room
And blast and boil, impending doom
she tears it down while shadows loom
against her mind a dream may bloom

The precious pages hold the key
the lilting notes enfold her gently
as the world burns all so loudly
around her edges pressing strongly
she drowns it out with heartfelt melody

Crisp cinders crush under her toes
She hefts her foil to vanquish foes
Among the night she softly goes
Where she ends, no one knows
and she sails where the wind blows

A spacious place so lush and green
is all the ache her heart has seen
she waits and hopes in casual lean
looking soft without tension to glean
crying for what could have been ——————— #writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #pianopoetry #musicpoetry #phoenixpoetry @whosepetticoat


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Writing prompt 9
Afford yourself 10 minutes and write whatever comes up for you in response to this image. There is no obligation with this practice other that to write. If your subconscious steers you in particular directions let it take you. Stop thinking. Stop driving the carriage. Your body will follow the call to write. Your brain will release whatever needs to come out. Your heart will come to a place gratitude for your willingness to let go.

Happy writing
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #9 #prompt9 (I was so excited for this one as this image makes me FEEL so deeply. I don't think I found all the words. It was a challenge~JR)

The world inside, lush and wild
we open just a small window to the world
So much layered film and funk and fire
we cannot allow the full picture
At some point the light peeks through
we allow a glimpse of depths and mess
Another shines the spotlight on us
we allow our creeping vines to roll
The warp and weft of time folds over
we crumble under the pressure of it
A fetid dense and weighted breath seeps
we suck it back and hope for less
The intertwined searching vines choke
we gasp for air in humid blasts
A smile shared and lightening cracks
we cannot let the outside in
The quiet steady drip of condensed desire
we let it slide over our minds and souls
Mysteries unfold in verdant moments
we marvel at the chaos and magic there
A heart so full of unheard of power
we cannot contain it or unleash
The longing to let the sash fly up
we wish to flood the open wide
#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #junglewithin @whosepetticoat


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Writing prompt 8

Some images do all the work themselves. Give yourself 10 minutes to write whatever comes up for you.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #8 #prompt8

Step 1: Awareness
that is the ironically first and last step in all things
Become aware
What is in front of you?
What is inside of you?
What is surrounding you?
What is emitting from you?

Step 1: Awareness
Why are you here?
Why are you lost?
Why did you ever think you knew the way?
Why do you need to know the end?

Step 1: Awareness
Who are you waiting for?
Who are you hoping to be?
Who has their hand out to you?
Who needs your hand for them?

Step 1: Awareness
How do you know it's going to be difficult?
How will you show up today?
How is your next step going to be taken?
How do you want to be present?

Step 1: Awareness
When is the time right?
When do you stop choosing out of fear?
When do you decide to be honest?
When do you take the first step?

Step 1: Awareness
Where do you hope to end up?
Where is your head at in this game?
Where will the path lead?
Where do you begin?

the first step, the one in front of you
this is the only step that ever need to be considered
the rest of the way will present itself
the end need not be known, only dreamed
and the in between is not your problem
let it go and let it be and so it shall
I am that I am
All is meant and what is meant will appear
the timing is always right
choose your life this moment
make your move
lift your foot off the ground and dare
dare to be aware

#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #reflections #floating #climbing #wherearewegoing @whosepetticoat


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Writing prompt #7
10 minutes happens 144 times a day.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #7 #prompt7

The Universe in a single drop
the upside down and the flip flop
There's a moment on pause here
and the view will now appear
Stop and take a breath to see
the world you hold for me
The light begins to break and glint
and my spirit fades with every hint
I'm holding lightly to the gentle stem
avoiding looking into them
The eyes that sear and poke my soul
without shade or light, a dark hole
Peace welcomes the daybreak
and broken pieces in the wake
The glue that brings back around
is quite elusive, never found
Untapped potential up or down
with easy slipping of the crown
Righting wrongs and dancing wild
asking for love for the inner child
There is no option in a world turned
The earth is fire and I am burned
With each new dawn we fight
and lay down arms at edge of night
Whispering through time and dark
looking for the ever spark
There's something there, on the edges
hanging limbs and toes from ledges
Peeking over the moon to see
a body openly bared to me
A mirror found there upon my heart
and angels fall and break apart
The clouds move quick and fast away
the debts age us when we don't pay
Asking each new dawn to bear
the heavy ache that I found there
We fly and float around the sun
without care for the next one
Hoping each new chance begins
a day of atonement for our sins

#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #woowoo #what #whatif #poem #poetry #whatis #whatarewedoinghere #reflections #floating @whosepetticoat


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Writing prompt 6! Take 10 minutes and write in response to the image. Don’t think too much just write what comes. Now is not a time to edit or filter. It is a time to release.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #6 #prompt6
We cannot stay parked in the past
Especially every other day
On Tuesdays and Thursdays we rest
All the old hurts push past our lips
The angels and devils roll by
And we cannot let them simply fly
There must be assessments
And a release of resentments
There are wild pieces in dark places
It’s all rolled into this pain
There’s extra fuzz growing around us
The joints creak and the bones ache
Without time to go back
And start it all over
Stepping ahead without looking both ways
Trusting the world to keep us from harm
Then the cracks begin to appear
And then nuts and bolts are rattling
What’s that buzzing noise?
The old stain on a new shirt
The extra fibers at the end of the hem
We don’t get gifts like that anymore
Used up and disposed because
We’re predisposed
We're so extra, we're not anything at all
There is no longer special when we're all gifted
There was never a place for us in this world
We are all travelers here
stopping only temporarily
Our time is limited and when the meter expires
the call home draws too strongly
We cannot simply sit idly waiting in this space
There must be another leg of the journey
Flying, cruising, jamming, and rolling on down the road
there are bumps and potholes
and the world's most everything is laid out on a signpost
stop by and check it out next time you're in town
there is not a next time, however
there is only now, so stop
stop now
stop right this second
do not hesitate to hit the brakes and look
See what is all around in the wonder and wailing
for both are our gift and our present and this moment
no time for weeping, no time for sweeping, no time at all but now
Keep moving or die
Keep still or die
Float float float on to the next level and dream
There is more here than meets the eye
There is an upward force
A block step to somewhere else
In each of us, the answers lie
Outside of us, the lies answer
Listen dear heart.

#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #cuteandcreepy #woowoo #what #whatif


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There’s no off button either. #writerbrain #writers #authors #writersofinstagram #writing #writerslife


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I don't trust anonymous treats left in the lounge at school. I always imagine someone with a grudge against the staff added some extra ingredient as part of a revenge plot.... #writerbrain


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Today’s prompt is to spend 10 minutes only answering the question with another question. Each question should specifically be in response to the last question. Don’t think too hard. Just keep typing or moving your pen.
Happy writing
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #5

What would you do if you were not afraid?
what would you do if you could shimmy and shake?
What dances do you do when you cannot breathe?
what is the meaning of breathing shallow and low?
What does it say about you when you're not breathing?
what does it matter what anyone thinks anyway?
What do you believe you're actually cognizant of in others?
what does it matter anyway what you know of them?
What is the truth for any of us?
what is the path to awareness around it?
What if the paths are equal and opposite?
what if you don't ever get to see the other side?
What do you do to create faith in its existence?
what do you tell yourself to make it real?
What is any of it like for you?
what is any of it like for me?
What is the next step for any of us?
what do you know to be certain now or ever?
What if you could craft your reality?
what if your thoughts became things?
What if you poured all you have into a thing?
what if it was the point to give over like that?
What if the thing itself is inconsequential?
what if you just have to let go and surrender?
What if then you could see all there is on this side?
what if you could feel what was on the other side?
What if you stopped worrying about any of it?
what if hustle became flow?
What if energy multiplied and days lengthened?
what does unlimited potential feel like?
What happens when the future is now?
what will your answer be when the questions come?
What can you say for yourself?
what would life be like if you dropped in?
What does the seat of your power feel like?
what will you do with all that?

#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #cuteandcreepy #woowoo #what #whatif #whatis @whosepetticoat


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Prompt #4
Free write for 10 minutes in response to this image.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #4

We're each given our tests
every moment there is potential
We hang and slide along with ease
until one moment when all is shaken
the body reacts and the heart quickens
the hands tremble with the ardor
there is no room for error this time
the next move the only move
and finding peace along the way
seems like a fantasy
as we sit and beg for another chance
when we had our moment
it is always laid bare somewhere
and the life we choose is already chosen
time shifts and we change
musings become passions
and generosity becomes abundant
an investment in patience
a practice in awareness and breath
letting antagonism bring delayed action
allowing space between thoughts and movements
and finding a peace there
an ease and a flow with the direction of life
without judgement or need or fear
lesson to learn over time in pieces
Asking for the wisdom to see them
and the perspective to make sense of it
we move on toward the next leveling
for an achievement unlocked
and the mystery of it all becomes less
somewhere sometime when we're ready
the guru appears as a guide
and sometimes that guru is you

#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #cuteandcreepy #levelup #readyplayer @whosepetticoat


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Prompt 3
Give yourself 10 minutes and free write a response to the image.
#napowrimo2018 #prompt #3 #prompt3

The arrow dropped from between her fingers
the air drawn sharply from her chest
there was no more to fear
no wonder left to wonder
the darkness was beginning to fall
and the hour was late
No more need to worry about such things
No more monsters going bump in the night
or clawing down her back
A gasp last pulled from piles of leaves and dirt
Her trophy looking without ire or mirth
the disdain clearly mingled with dismay
there once was hope for resolution
now there was only dark
stealthily sipping away reality
until there is nothing left to hear
No shots left to take
The game has ended in defeat
no tie or truce or contract
it was her or them
and she lost this round

@whosepetticoat
#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #cuteandcreepy #huntress #diana


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The longpole pinecone is a tightly wrapped composition of seeds. They stay bound and dormant for years and only release when their tree of origin is set a blaze and destroyed in a forest fire. Once the cone reaches 115-140 degrees the tightly bound frame cracks open and the seeds release. They are built to birth a new after a fire. #napowrimo2018 #prompt #prompt2
Letting go and leaning in
the basis of life distills down
cleansed of all ills
the next iteration
the last aberration
there's movement from the dark
rustling in the stillness
the tiniest of thoughts and dreams
concentrated power released
the filtering of essence
the understanding of self
with a purpose born asleep
only when we burn do we see
the next phase and version
a skill developed and a dream delayed
awaiting all the vastness of forever
quiet and dark
alone we find our spark
the thing, the it, the all that drives
a pinpoint and limitless expanse
all and the same and nothing all at once
there's something swirling within
the boiling point must be reached
before the real soul emerges
there is no x factor
no special set of genes
all alike, all one, and completely the same
utterly individual and alone
drifting on winds with scalding embers
begging for safety and compelled to danger
the other side, the next side
ultimate arrival is inevitable
there is no escaping fate
all things come when they are meant
all things are meant
choosing lessons over fear
seeing inspiration amid the desperation
no need to worry or fret
moving toward lessons in faith
looking for joy in the next turn
knowing the next go around is yours
and there's peace for all
after the pain of the growth
and the change change change
wilderness right at home there
no longer separateness or dichotomy
just one whole of a piece
and piece of a whole
#writing #existentialism #tenminutefreewrite #writerbrain #cuteandcreepy


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Happy #WriterWednesday to all my fellow writers... Or is rewriters? I think we all know that the first draft is mostly trash and it's only through subsequent drafts that you reach anything like a good book. It's frustrating having to rewrite and rewrite and rewrite, but it can also be very rewarding. (I once read a book where the main character could write perfect drafts the first time, every time. Even baby writer me thought that was unrealistic.)
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Q: How many drafts do you need before you feel like a WIP is as polished as you can make it?
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With a name like TheWordN3rd it probably goes without saying that I am in love with words and language. That love can be traced back to how early I started reading (apparently I was begging my mom to teach me at three) and I think that's where it really comes out too. Oh, I'm aware of language when I write, but it's when I'm reading that I can truly stop to appreciate it. There are just those senteces that make you sit back and go, "Whoa". I don't know if I've ever written any, but I certainly have read a few of them. Sometimes they are simple sentences, sometimes they are complex, but above all they connect with me. I hope someday to write words that connect the same way with my readers.
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Q: Which authors are your favorites because of how they use language?
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I've been seeing a lot on social media about whether or not a writer should give up if they reach a certain age (25 or 30 depending on the troll) without a published novel. There's this idea that if you haven't made anything of yourself by then, you never will. People often act like everything about your life is set in your 20s and you're incapable of change after that. I reject that mode of thinking. It's never too late to change your life. And there are many, many publish authors that didn't find success until their 30s or later. Just look at some of the names: Toni Morrison, Bram Stoker, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Charles Bukowski, Mark Twain, even J.K. Rowling. In fact, the author of this quote, George Eliot, was 52 when she published Middlemarch which is now a classic that many high schoolers are required to read. So keep writing until you have no more stories left. It's not too late. Who knows, maybe you'll be the next George Eliot...
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#amwriting #amwritingya #amwritingnow #amwritingchallenge #amwritingfantasy #writerlifestyle #writerbrain #writingquotes #writinginspirations #writinginspirationiseverywhere #writergirl #writergirls #writergram #wordstoremember #wordsofinspiration #wordlover #wordnerd #writeeverydamnday #writersclub #writersworld #writers_den_ #georgeeliot #jkrowling #tonimorrison #charlesbukowski #marktwain #lauraingallswilder #motivationmonday #writingmotivation


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#CampNaNoWriMo
This is my first Camp. My goal is to copy the handwritten manuscript of my novel to my computer and start my Second Draft.
Really excited to start Phase 2 of writing; to see how much the story will grow and change.
#NaNoWriMo #instawrimo #writersoninstagram #writerslife #writerlife #firstdraft #seconddraft #editting #ilovewriting #writercommunity #writersclub #writerssociety #writerscorner #wordlover #wordsmith #writergram #writerbrain


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