I put my favorite books on my windowsill and I actually really like it
In a house I used to live in, I had some of my books on the window sill at the head of my bed. It’s the best place to put them. I miss that house!
Mia Botha writes:
It’s my blogging birthday. This is officially the 52nd post on writing that I have written for you and Writers Write. I would like to thank you for reading every week and for your thoughtful comments and wonderful feedback.
Here is a list of the 15 posts that you liked most. It seems that booze, murder and sex are still popular topics. Happy reading.
- Six things alcohol has taught me about writing: Alcohol has taught me many things, the most unexpected lessons were about writing.
- Confessions of a serial killer: Questions you should ask yourself before you decide to kill a character.
- How the senses make stories seem real: Learn how to engage your reader’s emotions by engaging their senses.
- What are the rules of write club?: Learn the rules of fiction and then break them.
- Five things to do before NaNoWriMo starts: Writing 50 000 words in one month is no laughing matter. Make sure you are prepared.
- Read like a writer: The best way to learn about writing is to read. Here are a few questions that will get you thinking about the writing process while you read.
- How to make your characters shockingly real: Sometimes a hero can be too perfect.
- Six things to consider before you cross your genres: Crossing genres is very popular, but you should ask yourself a few questions before you cross over.
- Sex scenes - Part 2: How does your hero react on a sexual level? These six archetypes will help you ask the right questions to figure it out.
- Sex scenes - Part 1: What should you think about before writing a sex scene?
- Who is your literary family?: A family you get to choose. Who’s your daddy?
- One habit every writer must have: A day at the traffic department teaches me an expected writing lesson.
- Writer’s block and the fine art of procrastination: Procrastination is still my greatest talent and a necessary part of the process for me.
- Getting un-stuck: There are good days and then there are bad days and then there are blank page days. How to get going again.
- Why do I write romance?: I get asked this question a lot. Call it my pet hate.
My favourite post was The Worst Case Scenario Expert - mainly because I am one. Read it and see if you can relate.
"Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Fatal Interview (via itsfromabook)
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone."
"I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations."- Junot Diaz (via endangeredbodiesnyc)
Don’t know if you guys have seen this. If you go to the fb page this is from, you’ll have to scroll down to find the OP.
Pretty sure this shit doesn’t happen to thin people.
Oh holy hell. I would take that note and knock on every fucking neighbors door and ask DID YOU WRITE THIS? =D
Can we also mention the fact that this person is in their own fucking backyard? How about you don’t fucking look out your window into THEIR YARD? Creepy as fuck.
Fat people can’t win. You don’t work out, you’re a lazy fatty who isn’t concerned about their health. You do work out, you’re a public eyesore that no body wants to be forced to look at.
I personally fucking hate people who bash overweight people for trying. Do you understand what we are doing? Excercising. We are losing weight and trying. We fucking stop because of asshole neighbors and people like that.
Not every fat person who exercises is trying to lose weight tho
No, not every fat person exercising is trying to lose weight, that’s very true. It’s more important to focus on the fact that people in the world think they own other people’s bodies to such a degree that they feel the need to regulate a body minding its own business on its own property because it is not conventionally attractive.
I once had an argument on twitter with this guy who said it was not okay to suggest he had thin privilege because he worked really hard on his body. He obviously just has no idea that exercise (for whatever purpose) is fraught for bigger bodies and that even exercising as much as he does and publicly as he does is contested for a fat body.
"Her chief concern was that no one, not even her mother, should know what she was like inside. Because maybe to adults the turmoil of uncertainties, extravagant glooms, and sudden blisses, might present some kind of pattern or map, so that they could say, "Ah, so that’s the real Abigail, is it?" The thought of such trespass made her stomach turn over."-
Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park