victoriousvocabulary
victoriousvocabulary:

LACUNA
[noun]
1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus; unfilled interval.
2. Anatomy: a cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone, containing cartilage or bone cells.
3. Botany: an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.
Etymology: from Latin lacuna, “pool, cavity”, from lacus, “lake”.
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victoriousvocabulary:

LACUNA

[noun]

1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus; unfilled interval.

2. Anatomy: a cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone, containing cartilage or bone cells.

3. Botany: an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.

Etymology: from Latin lacuna, “pool, cavity”, from lacus, “lake”.

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maxkirin

meandmylittlevoices asked:

Okay so: What does one do to avoid feeling down about their own writing compared to other, amazing work from peers? I know you'll probably say, 1) don't compare your work to others', and 2) if you have fun writing it, that's all that matters. And that's great and I do try to follow those rules! But I still can't help sometimes feeling like a small spark next to a bright sun. It's almost like I want to remain small so as not to take away from their shine (partly because I love their pieces also).

maxkirin answered:

Hello, writerly friend~ ♥︎

I see what you mean. Well, you are certainly right about those two points! That is exactly what I would have told you~ c;

So, now that we are pretty much on the same page. Let’s actually talk about something you said— because it raises a VERY good point!

"But I still can’t help sometimes feeling like a small spark next to a bright sun."

Do you think these writers your look up to look at their own work and think that they are ‘suns’?

Nope. To put it bluntly, every writer thinks that they are the worst writer ever. Seriously. Click on that link and read that post. It’s one of my favorites.

Every single writer who does this out of love will admit that they can always get better, because writing is a craft in which nobody becomes a master. Every single writer who does this out of love will admit that their work is inferior to that of the people who inspired them (and those people would admit the same).

We all have people who inspire us, and we put their work on a pedestal. This is not bad, because (again) we are all artisans of a craft where nobody becomes a master.

Sure… it’s humbling to see your work as sparks against suns, but remember I need you to remember something, okay? I hope you are sitting down, because I am going to hit you very hard on the head.

Someday, someone will look at your work and feel the same way you feel right now.

They will look at your writing, and consider it to be ‘suns’ compared to their ‘sparks.’ And this is good— because we are all looking for people to inspire us, people we want to be like, people who fill us with hope.

I just hope you are ready, because that will happen someday.

I want you to remember that what you are feeling is normal. Every writer feels that way. I know that I will never be as clever as Lemony Snicket, or as funny as Terry Pratchet— but I sure the hell am not going to give up, because (someday) someone is going to need my work to inspire them.

And I will inspire them, so that they can inspire others.

I hope this helps, writerly friend! If you, or anyone else, have any more questions, please feel free to send them my way!

Keep writing, and keep inspiring others~ ♥︎

maxkirin
maxkirin:

⚘ DAILY STORY SEED ⚘

The Undercity
Write about a character who lives in a system of tunnels deep below the surface. Why does this character live there? How does this character feel about that place? Are they… alone? And, above all, if they were given the chance, would they live on the surface?

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

maxkirin:

⚘ DAILY STORY SEED ⚘

The Undercity

Write about a character who lives in a system of tunnels deep below the surface. Why does this character live there? How does this character feel about that place? Are they… alone? And, above all, if they were given the chance, would they live on the surface?

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

maxkirin
maxkirin:

✐ DAILY WEIRD PROMPT ✐

SOMBRA SIN CUERPO
Write a story from the point of view of a character walking alone at night. The catch? This character notices what appears to be the shadow of someone following behind them. Double catch? They are wrong, the shadow belongs to nobody.

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

maxkirin:

✐ DAILY WEIRD PROMPT ✐

SOMBRA SIN CUERPO

Write a story from the point of view of a character walking alone at night. The catch? This character notices what appears to be the shadow of someone following behind them. Double catch? They are wrong, the shadow belongs to nobody.

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

amandaonwriting

amandaonwriting:

It is the act of writing that makes you a writer. Talking about writing, reading about writing, and blogging about writing doesn’t do it. Those are all good extras, but only by putting words on paper, by creating something out of nothing, do you become a writer.

In her book, How I writeJanet Evanovich has great advice regarding time and discipline. Evanovich has sold more than 75 million books. She was the third richest author in the world, after James Patterson and Stephen King, in 2012 (Forbes Richest Authors) She is the best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum series, 12 romance novels, as well as the Alexandra Barnaby series. She is hysterically funny and seriously successful.

Say says: Write something every day, even if it means getting just a few sentences on the screen.

Here are four ways to accomplish this

by Mia Botha