When writing an underappreciated ship or character, stop saying "there's no audience for this". Hell, stop saying "I'm the audience for this!". You know what you say? "I will forcefully MAKE an audience for this." Write something so goddamn confident and spectacular you'll get so many people on board with something they aren't even interested in. Be the change you want to see, don't stop at self-indulgence make everyone look- 🏜
Y'know this actually inspired me to get my ass back on my Spangel in Space fic.
TW // mass shootings, racial reckoning, general trauma of the past year
Amidst all of the mass shootings, all of the trauma, all of the social and racial reckonings, all of the darkness that has taken hold of our society over the past year, today it really hit me: these are UNPRECEDENTED times. I mean, I know we all KNOW this on a practical level, but how many of us have truly internalized it? How many of us have truly sat with the reality of the current state of the world and digested it? We are, quite possibly, living through one of the most challenging times in the whole of human history.
I reiterate all of this not to be a downer, but to try and provide a small sliver of hope: you are a SURVIVOR. You have made it through (and continue to make it through, each and every day) circumstances that would’ve been unthinkable a few years ago, circumstances that generations of people never even had to consider, much less navigate through. You are strong and competent and capable, and when this is all said and done, you’ll be even stronger and more brilliant than you would’ve ever believed yourself to be.
I know it’s difficult. I know it can feel like everything around you is falling apart--both outwardly and inwardly. Believe me, I understand. I’ve been to some very dark places during this pandemic, places I was certain I’d never have to confront again. Monsters I’d pushed so far deep into myself, only to watch them reemerge with a vengeance. I get it.
But please, keep going. Keep pushing. Keep holding on. There are pinwheels of light beginning to dot the edges of this tunnel we’ve all been shambling through aimlessly. If you’ve made it this far, it’s for a reason. Your life is full of so much purpose. The world we’re about to re-enter is ours. It belongs to us, those of us who have pushed and fought and bled and cried and persevered, and we can make it into anything we so choose. We get to make the rules, now. We set the new precedents.
Pursue that idea. Write that book. Move to that new place. Take that class. Tell that person you love them. Make that album. Draw The Thing! Don’t hold back! Your passions, creativity, and ideas are so, so valid. They’re needed. If not now, then when? If not you, then who else? We can do anything we want now, because we’ve all been handed a fresh start. We have the opportunity to design the world as we see fit, as it’s always meant to be. Don’t run from your calling. Embrace it. We need you. Please don’t give up.
Always remember: this is not an end. It’s a beginning.
Sending you lots of love, from where I am to wherever you may be ❤️🌻
I've had a lot of ideas that I just stopped liking after a while. I don't really half-ass things, either—I put my full effort into these projects, I took my time on them, and in the end they got abandoned. The folders, the concepts, all of it. I'd start a new project, and sooner or later the same thing would happen there, and I'd start a new one, and the cycle repeats.
Sometimes it feels like I'm doing nothing, since as far as I can see I'm going nowhere. But all that effort was made, and that doesn't just disappear because a project was scrapped. It gets repurposed, none of this goes unused.
I'm not a machine, not everything I make is meant to have a final product, and that final product doesn't have to be perfect. My work is okay, beautiful even.
Oh hell yeah I’m getting on this compliment game. A big big thanks to @ettawritesnstudies for tagging me! The game is from @hannahs-creations-gone:
Rules: Basically the concept is similar to old posts I used to do back in the day for the positivity polls: I’m gonna ask you several questions about a writer you love on tumblr. You fill out the information. The person you tag is the person (or people) you fill it out about. So tag that person to fill it out about someone! Spread love, spread smiles. Let’s do this thang.
Okay, friends, y’all already know I love @theramwrites, but it’s time to shout more about my friend, so here we go:
What is your favorite thing about their writing?
Okay, I’m going to kind of answer #1 and #5 at the same time, because what first drew me to his writing is also what I still love about his writing, which is the careful attention to detail and lensing when it comes to describing character action. And it’s crazy, because now that I think about it, we’ve talked about how we visualize and write down scenes- and now that I know this is a huge thing for him, it makes sense!! it completely comes through in his writing!!
What is something that has stood out to you that you can’t stop thinking about?
This is gonna sound weirdly specific, and I hope I’m remembering this right- but there was one snippet where Chopin was crying over a piece of artwork at a gallery, and you knew it was Tytus’ work- like, you knew it, Del knew it, the only one in the room who didn’t know it was Chopin- but SOMEONE never wrote the moment where Chopin FINDS OUT that it was Tytus’ work he’s crying in the club over. No no it’s fine I’m not mad
Have they ever had a piece of writing that left you speechless?
Yeah, the Name Day series. Made me cry over my breakfast, dammit.
If you were going to write an anonymous love letter to them about their writing, what would it say?
I mean, it’d pretty much be all this stuff!! I am off anon!!
Was it their writing or them as a person (or both) that made you start to like them/their blog?
His writing! I think it was because @howdywrites was the first writeblr I followed, and she was re-blogging his stuff, and every time it came across my dash, I went wow- there’s so much emotion crammed into these little snippets, you just feel Chopin and Tytus’ love instantly, and I thought- well, if these snippets are this good, I wonder what the whole book is like? So then I hit follow and the rest is history.
What is your favorite character by them?
I cannot possibly choose between Tytus and Chopin. That said, I would like to say that I am so intrigued by Ilyich and Jan. And I love Del. But he knows that.
How long have you been following their writing/works?
Hm. I’ve only been on writeblr a few months, so...a few months, I think!
What is your favorite character design by them?
I haven’t seen his drawings (yet, friend????), but I’d like to say that I love the motif of Chopin’s pocket watch in Nocturne.
If you had to describe a common element among the writing you’ve read by them, how would you describe it?
Emotions! at the Piano
Free space - give them a nice compliment in your own words.
I humbly request that you sign my copy of Nocturne when it comes out. :)
chazzawrites challenge day 27: what is your favourite thing about the writeblr community?
Elitism just like... isn’t a thing here?? I know that if I want advice from someone I can get it, and I can post the most first-draft-y extracts and people will be kind. If there is a divide between ‘big’ and ‘small’ writeblrs, it’s fairly artificial, and easily overcome through interaction.
Sure, this community has its problems, but there’s common decency here which is unfortunately rare in other online spaces.
Let it come out that is emptying you from inside. Irrespective of having any fears,worries or kind of some hidden feelings or emotions behind your fake smile. Because, it really doesn't matter what you want to pretend to like to be ,but it really matters to showcase your beautiful soul to get enriched with luminous heart, abundant with true feelings and enlightenment of self happiness and care.
Writeblr, would you lovely people be willing to help me so that I can help you?
Anyone who has followed my blog knows that I prioritize inspiration and encouragement for artists of all kinds. Thankfully, I see that echoed across this site and beyond! However, not only is this positivity more art-related than heart-related, but it often veers away from internal improvement in favor of automatic validation. I believe there is an important in-between we’re missing out on – one that could heal us as humans before influencing us as artists.
I want to have some “tough love talks” with my fellow creatives. You ever sit down with your family at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and a couple of tissues to talk about your issues? No fear, no judgment. Just honesty. That’s the concept. But to do that, I need to know what we need to bring to the table!
I want to know: what personal struggles do you face as a creative? This can be anything! Topics I’ve already considered include: inspirational draughts, the need for validation, consistency in productivity, imposter syndrome, and more.
If you’d like to contribute any topics to these tough love talks, please feel free to reblog this with ideas, comment on this post, or even send me a DM! I’d love to talk to you about it. Once I have the topics compiled, I’ll post how you can continue taking part in these talks! For now? I’m just here to listen.
Well,Irrespective of not having likes, comments and reblogs over my posts,I prefer to continue with my writings just because I feel very relaxed and peaceful by sharing my feelings, thoughts and emotions on a global platform,where i think nobody knows me but then too they spend that much time and take effort to read out my stuffs,like whatever I post basically,and that makes me feel so good and blessed,like may be my posts are not given that much importance for everybody but atleast for those who sincerely reads out my substances ,and this feeling is really very blissful.💕