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What in the hell do non-writers think about?
My mind goes crazy all day with plots and characters and settings and death and writing and delusions of grandeur

Seriously.

What do they think about?

You’d think that being people who study/write about mostly non-writer people for a living, we’d know. But we don’t. #awkward

me: yells at authors to not kill off characters in their novels

me: grins and kills off characters in my novel

The hardest part about being an author is that you have all these glorious ideas of what is going to happen in your books, and you’re dying to shout about them from the peak of some online mountain, but you can’t because spoilers, sweeties. So you’re left kind of hunching over your computer, fantasizing about all the things you’d say in that empty little status if you could and imagining your readers’ reactions, like some sort of evil villain anticipating how the world will quail when he lets out his first ‘mwahaha’ from the top of his World-Destroying robot.

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Irrepressible Gyroscope

I Shanghaied myself

But my shelf life 

Is running out

I can’t stand stagnant any more

Toe the line

But don’t dare cross

It’s bully, boys

Just believe the boss

Go under the knife

‘Cause life’s about

Fitting in – that’s what you’re for 

No

What you’re for

What you’re for

What you’re really for 

Scintillate

Elevate

You daring, wild thing

Raise your voice

Amid the noise

But raise it up to sing

Da…

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Hey #writer! Win your own copy of READY, SET, NOVEL! and get prepared and creative for #NaNoWriMo!

Hello Scribblers! Well, just as I promised in my Operation: Conquering Writer’s Block post, I have a giveaway specifically for those of you who will be participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month (more commonly and affectionally known as NaNoWriMo)!

Hey #writer! Win your own copy of READY, SET, NOVEL! and get prepared and creative for #NaNoWriMo!

Hello Scribblers! Well, just as I promised in my Operation: Conquering Writer’s Block post, I have a giveaway specifically for those of you who will be participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month (more commonly and affectionally known as NaNoWriMo)!

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Operation: Conquering Writer’s Block

Operation: Conquering Writer’s Block

This is not the post you think it is. I know why you’re here.

If we were meeting in person, I’d probably be in a black uniform with lots of pockets, a beanie, and large boots, with a cigarette dangling from my grimly-set lips as I skewer you with a glare that could have disintegrated the walls of Troy. Because I know your kind. I AM your kind. I’ve googled just as many websites and blogs…

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I just realized writers are practically Dr. Doofinshmirtz:
"This is the Characterinator! I create a character so lovable, so endearingly flawed and relatable, that everyone in the Tri-State Area who reads about them becomes hopelessly attached to them to the point of their own emotional state being affected by that of the character’s, and then I DESTROY THE CHARACTER BIT BY BIT, and watch all the readers in the Tri-State Area slowly crumble! And then, once they’ve hit rock bottom, I promise to write a sequel in which the character is treated nicely, perhaps brought back to life, in return for their unquestioned devotion and servitude!" 

I just realized writers are practically Dr. Doofinshmirtz:

"This is the Characterinator! I create a character so lovable, so endearingly flawed and relatable, that everyone in the Tri-State Area who reads about them becomes hopelessly attached to them to the point of their own emotional state being affected by that of the character’s, and then I DESTROY THE CHARACTER BIT BY BIT, and watch all the readers in the Tri-State Area slowly crumble! And then, once they’ve hit rock bottom, I promise to write a sequel in which the character is treated nicely, perhaps brought back to life, in return for their unquestioned devotion and servitude!" 

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