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The Patronizing Questions We Ask Women Who Write
Photo: Tony Evans I’ve been fantasizing about writing fiction a lot lately. I lie in the bathtub and think about what utterly batshit things I could hide in a…
women  gender  writing  from instapaper
april 2018 by ree
RT : I just want to riff off this one briefly: So many stereotypes of women being vain, shallow and utterly obsessed wi…
women  gender  writing  sexism  from twitter
april 2018 by ree
Heart in the Wrong Place - TV Tropes
Anatomically, the human heart is located beneath the lower sternum, with only a very slight tilt to the left. In fiction, it's common to depict it as lying just under the left shoulder, level with the armpit, in a position where the left lung ought to be. The thumping sensation that people feel in the upper-left chest that creates this impression is actually the aortic pulse.
A case of Artistic License – Biology so commonplace as to constitute Reality Is Unrealistic. If a character's heart is in the wrong place because they've hidden it for safekeeping, that's a Soul Jar. If a character's heart is in a different place because they aren't human, it's Bizarre Alien Biology. This trope can overlap with CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable) when nobody involved does the research beforehand.
Often mistakenly conflated with dextrocardia, a condition where a human's heart tilts towards their right side instead of their left.  medical  science  writing  clipblog 
december 2016 by ree
Welcome! - Charahub
Charahub exists to keep everything about the character in one easy-to-use and shareable place. This could include anything from character description (little body, big beak), personality traits (that mischevious scamp!), or even visual and text influences to refer back to later.  clipblog  writing 
october 2016 by ree
TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously  writing  co-writing 
september 2016 by ree
PSA: 5-Point Writer's Block Checklist - Charlie's Diary
1. Is your literary skillset broken?
2. Is your story broken?
3. Is your writing setup broken?
4. Are you broken?
5. Is your mental approach broken?

(each point detailed within)
via:HELEN  clipblog  notes  writing  writer's_block 
may 2016 by ree
This literally saved my ass a few minutes ago. Yes, you can recover those files that you accidentally closed and thought you couldnt get back.

Right after that happens, open Microsoft Word again and click File - Info - Manage Versions - Recover Unsaved Documents.

It is literally that simple.
via:IFTTT  via:Tumblr_following  clipblog  MicroSoft  Word  backup  data  tip  writing 
april 2016 by ree
ACTUALLY having fun: Rper's hidden secret bible (muse, writing, anxiety, and more)
As you read, make a resolution to do something. Not ten things. Not five. One. Do one thing purposefully, consistently for 30 days and let it change your life.
via:phone  writing  RP  roleplay 
april 2016 by ree
Burnout, creativity, and the tyranny of production schedules - Charlie's Diary
Hey guys: Elizabeth Bear here, and I'm stopping by to talk about how even jobs we love can make us sick if we do them for too long without a break and with the wrong kind of rewards systems.
via:phone  writing  burnout  clipblog 
february 2016 by ree
Main/Writing by the Seat of Your Pants - Television Tropes & Idioms
""Writing is easy. You just stare at a blank page until your forehead starts to bleed." --Douglas Adams
quote  douglas_adams  humour  writing  clipblog 
january 2014 by ree
Random Lunacy, But it’s then incumbent upon all of us to...
But it’s then incumbent upon all of us to recognize that this is the culture we breed when we offer to pay writers nothing or next to nothing, thereby immediately eliminating anyone who needs a paycheck in order to feed themselves and keep a roof over their heads. Some writers may be able hustle double-duty for a while, filing short stories during the day while waiting tables at night until their big break hits. But the field will still be overpopulated by people who came into it with money and security behind them.

Wealthy musician Amanda Palmer, who last year raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to produce and release a record, recently used a TED talk to expand on the idea that artists should be willing to work for free. After relaying a story about how she used to be a street performer, Palmer, who is married to a very successful author named Neil Gaiman, told an audience of people who’d paid $7,500 apiece to be there that musicians shouldn’t “make” people pay for their work, but rather “let” people pay for their work. She also explained that she found it virtuous when a family of undocumented immigrants huddled together on their couch for a night so that she and her band could have their beds, because her music and presence was a fair exchange for the family’s comfort. After about 13 minutes of explaining why she is content with people giving her things, Palmer received a standing ovation.

All in all, the creative landscape is starting to look more toxic than it’s been in our lifetimes: Artists with million-dollar checks in their pockets are telling other artists that they shouldn’t expect to get paid; publications are telling writers that they shouldn’t expect to get paid, either; and meanwhile everyone wonders why we can’t get more diversity in the creative ranks. One obvious way to reverse media’s glut of wealthy white people would be to stop making it so few others but wealthy white people can afford to get into media. But in the age of dramatic newsroom layoffs and folding publications, nobody wants to hear that. So we trudge on, forgetting what a luxury it is to do what you want to do for a living rather than what you have to do to survive.
on:tumblr  writing  amanda_palmer  ted_talks  clipblog 
march 2013 by ree
Is Thor a feminist movie? (Yes)
So, Thor is feminist, yay, but why give Kenneth Branagh the credit when JMS (yes, the Babylon 5 JMS) wrote the story?
thor  comicbook  comics  marvelcomics  film  writing  women  feminism  equality  from twitter_favs
november 2011 by ree
I Make Up Worlds - Dogs and Smurfs; Why women writers and stories about women are taken less seriously, by Max Barry
Dogs and Smurfs; Why women writers and stories about women are taken less seriously, by Max Barry - miniar:
writing  women  gender  sexism  publishing  on:tumblr  from twitter_favs
july 2011 by ree
Dear Sweet Filthy World - "Its all sex and death as far as I can tell."
"[...] roleplaying isn't writing. It's acting. And no, it's not /collaborative/ writing. [...] Honestly, it feels like there are these people who want to be writers, but either they have no talent or they won't sign off a damned game or social dohicky or whatever long enough to endure the intense solitude of writing, so they're trying to change the definition of writing to include what they're doing."
livejournal:by:greygirlbeast  writing  roleplay  rp  rpg  mmorpg  clipblog 
march 2011 by ree
“Creepy” means something different for men and women. | Geek Feminism Blog
'Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, “They are afraid women will laugh at them.” When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, “We’re afraid of being killed.”'
gender  social  feminism  writing  clipblog 
january 2011 by ree
Cotard delusion - Wikipedia
"The Cotard delusion or Cotard's syndrome or Walking Corpse Syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder in which people hold a delusional belief that they are dead (either figuratively or literally), do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs. In rare instances, it can include delusions of immortality."
wikipedia  morbid  psychology  writing  idea  inspiration  clipblog 
november 2010 by ree
Exclusive: Stephen King on J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer - Who's News Blog -
"Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good."
writing  stephen_king  horror  literature  interview  news  quote  clipblog 
february 2009 by ree
A thought — Words Words Words — The Dream Cafe Weblog
"It isn’t our job as writers to understand the inexplicable, only to explain it." -Brust
blog  by:stevenbrust  writing  quote 
march 2008 by ree » Word Count
"Will count the number of words in any text that is selected. Simply highlight the text, right-click, and select “Word Count”. A pop-up window will show you how many words are in that selection."
writing  tool  firefox  firefox1  untried  mozilla  netscape  flock 
december 2007 by ree
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