(Note: this post comes from my blog at mosayic.wordpress.com.)
I just finished reading, in about 5-6 days, the following books by John Green: Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and The Fault in Our Stars. I loved every single book. But like every book that I read and love, I go through this kind of withdrawal and sadness when I'm done.
First, each and every one of these books made…Continue
Added by Jillian Canode on May 8, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Anyone who has spoken to me can tell you, it's pretty darn rare for me to be speechless. Tonight I am. Three young women who have been missing from Cleveland's community for 11, 10, and 9 years are free tonight, after being held against their will since they were all 20 years old or younger (two were teens).
Yes, this is going to be big national news. I'm not related to any of these women, though I share the emmense joy of their families.
Added by Sofia O'Moore on May 6, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments
So there are a bunch of other things I "Really Should Be Doing Right Now" other than blogging and developing novels, such as working on my thesis. But my graduate studies are breeding voracious plot bunnies with sharp nasty teeth that chew on my brain until I pay attention to them so I am trying to give them a little bit of a "cage" here.
Right now, as I'm working on a gender-related thesis, I'm also taking my first Women's Studies class (possibly my last, not sure. It's not…Continue
Added by Sofia O'Moore on April 19, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments
We saw the play "Breakfast at Tiffany's" the other day. It was really good, and Emelia Clarke, a girl who plays Daenarys Targaeryen on "Game of Thrones," was portraying Holly GoLightly! Yay! The story line isn't all that I would like, but the acting was AMAZING. Soooo awesome! :D
I started my first short story. It's about a person (whose gender isn't revealed) who starts being talked to randomly while sitting in a cafe waiting for someone female person. It sounds weird, yeah,…Continue
Added by Laurie Johnson on March 22, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments
So today I decided to post the story I'm currently writing on a forum that I visit very often. I created the post and was about to copy and paste the first paragraph. I opened my story in WORD and just as I was getting ready to select-copy, I noticed a grammar mistake. I quickly fixed it and again was about to copy the paragraph, when I noticed another mistake. I fixed that one too. And then a third mistake appeared And a fourth. And a fifth. It was at this time that I began to notice that…Continue
Added by Hotchpotch on March 9, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments
Ok, so I'm one of those writers that needs inspiration to write well, which I suppose stems from me being one of those people that needs a lot of motivation to do anything. Well, it seems I am often short on both inspiration and motivation, which causes writing not to happen. A lot of other stuff doesn't happen as well, but I'm focusing on writing for now.
When I do find the inspiration and/or motivation to write, I find that most of the time I spend 'writing' I actually spend…Continue
I sometimes wonder about the reactions I get when I let somebody read something I've written. I want to be a writer, so I'm always writing things and if I think they're particularly good, or if I'm especially proud of them I'll show them to a few trusted people. I always get praise, it seems. I can't recall a single time anyone told me that something I'd written was bad or that they didn't like it. this makes me wonder if these people are telling me the truth. Writers can be pretty sensitive…Continue
I found this website, figment.com. I don't remember how I found it; I think it was through here actually. Anyway, it's a website for writers to post their writing or whatever their working on and have other writers read it and comment or review it. There are also writing contests and other things to enter. It's pretty cool. As an aspiring/wanna-be author I am hoping to get a lot out of it. Everyone seems to be pretty willing to have their…Continue
One of my favorite things about reading a good book is the connections I make to the characters. For someone who sometimes has trouble connecting to people in the real world, I enjoy when I feel as if the characters have become my friends. I think that's what makes a good book: how connected and attached I get to the people in it. There are other things that make books good, but this is my favorite.
I love reading a book where I fall in love with the characters. It's sad when the…Continue
Maybe this is what happens when you have to keep secrets. It ends up spilling out somehow, and this is how I end up staring at the blank page with a pen in my hand.
It might come out eventually, but everything always does.
Some days, it was clear and easy what we were.
Other days, the lines blurred so much that I had to squint to see.
We were best friends, together from the forgotten start. I can’t remember how we met; it was a blur…Continue
Added by Sophie Wright on January 30, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments
I'm a finalist in a short story contest and I could use all the support that Nerdifighteria can muster!
UPDATE: Contest ended early and I WON! Thank you, Nerdfighters!!!
Hey guys! So this is our first real vlog post so if you guys want to hear about the amazingness of fanfiction, give us a look!
Added by Connor McFarland on November 30, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments
“Failure,” I said to Maggie, testing the word as I stroked the silky stripes of her head. She only purred in reply; I'm not sure she was really listening.
I was still in my work clothes, having only shed my soggy coat and shoes in the porch. My hair was no longer dripping, since I’d blotted my soaked head with a towel the minute I came in, but my glasses were still speckled with rain. I didn’t care about the dust and cat hair that…Continue
Added by Restless_Harp (Terry) on November 13, 2012 at 9:05pm — No Comments
When I was about thirteen, maybe fourteen, my BFF announced that he'd conceived of a science fiction novel whose main protagonist was named Paine. He was a military man with the rank of Major, thus making him Major Paine. That summer, a stupid film I'm tempted to call black-sploitation came out by the name of Major Payne. I was with him when we both saw the trailer. It was funny (for the wrong reasons) and…Continue
Added by Ivy O'Brien on October 10, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Well, I know I was planning on writing a bunch of entries about my trip back home, but I decided not to because of the strong emotions involving a number of people I stayed with and interacted with there. It's not that I harbour resentment, or any other kind of negative emotion, but I DO enjoy a particular depth of emotion that many people may understandably find uncomfortable, especially if they're associated with it.
So, instead, I'll be writing about my writing process.…Continue
Added by Ivy O'Brien on September 25, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
This needs work but I wanted to share so here it is.
I was once told that 75% of people who have ever walked the earth are still alive today. Though I found this fact astounding, at the time it was not so unbelievable to me that I disregarded, or even questioned it. On the contrary, I believed and even spread…Continue
Added by The Hunt on September 25, 2012 at 6:10am — No Comments
Today I participated in a national English writing contest which was held by the Finnish-American associaton. The competition is for all high school students and this was the third year of trying. Haven't got any prizes 'cause I think I'm not good enough writer on a national level.
So about the writing. We had two hours to write a 250-400 word essay about one of six topics. The topics were easy enough to write about any of them but one struck my eye: How digital media affects the…Continue
Added by Lasse on September 4, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
This is a quickly written blog post about, surprise surprise, me. Trying to write this all at once and it's getting hard since I'm a bit tired.
At the moment I'm going through school, Taekwondo training and social crisis of finding a girlfriend. Well it's not a crisis but sometimes it feels like it is. Haven't even asked anyone out yet. Typical introvert nerd as I am.…Continue
Added by Lasse on August 26, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Hello, nerds and nerdettes! Due to a high demand after it's suggestion, we here at the forums team have created an entire category dedicated to writing! Share your short stories/poems/what have you, post your opinions, etc.
No longer does all of this have to be contained within a writer's group. A whole category for those nerdfighters who enjoy the art of writing <3 (Here it is: …
Added by A.A.I. [Forums NM] on August 25, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Added by Jacke Karashae on August 11, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments