Think carefully before you open your mouth around me. If it’s going to be negative, shut the fuck up. You will regret ignoring this friendly warning, believe me.
The innocent desire to avoid offense has morphed into a determination to denude language of anything that might be construed by anyone as offensive.
Ever wonder what Galadriel and Celeborn got up to when the lights went out?
Writing is my salvation. Without it, I barely exist. Doing it, I am invulnerable. Having done it, I am immortal.
Writing is hard. Good writing is self-torture. The process is something we don’t understand and the payoff is a feeling that we cannot articulate (which, being writers, embarrasses us). Writing is hate-fucking your own brain.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie. Lie to me convincingly and I’ll love your story.
Some good advice for writers of erotica. http://onehandedwriters.com/2013/05/15/heaving-bosoms-vs-jiggling-titflesh-florid-gonzo/
…for some reason, being called a pornographer and smut merchant isn’t as fun as it was a year ago. I’m feeling almost physically assaulted, not because I’ve written erotica, but because I refuse to act or talk like I’m even a little ashamed of having done so.
A gesture that, from a human would be a invitation to sex, might indicate a deadly threat when coming from an alien. The psyche of other intelligent species is a minefield that the writer of speculative fiction must tread carefully.
But wait, you say!!! (I can hear you.) Right there, in my contract, is a reversion clause that allows me, under certain conditions, to get my book transferred back to me so that I can get it back into print indie publishing or resell it to another publisher.
On the surface it seems that way. And that land for sale in Florida looks great as well in those pictures.
Most writers keep a journal simply to capture inspiration before it can get away. Re-reading, we mostly find that the idea slipped away, leaving a chalk outline on the page in its place.
Terror keeps us writing, but it is inspiration that starts us on the road in the first place.
Reality is what we tell ourselves it is. If evidence based reasoning were a minority point of view, would the Young Earthers be right? Could the world have been created by the uttering of a Word?