So many writing secrets boil down to "it's scary, but do it anyway."— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) April 30, 2018
via Twitter https://twitter.com/SamSykesSwears
April 30, 2018 at 05:37AM
Dear companies: I pay you to perform a service, and that does not make me 'a part of the <company> family'. Unless you bring me ginger ale when I've got the stomach flu or send my kids birthday cards containing $2 bills, we are not family.— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) April 30, 2018
Ideally, it's okay for a reader to hate a character so long as they don't hate reading about that character.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) April 28, 2018
Mistakes I've made as a writer:— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) April 27, 2018
* chasing trends
* chasing awards
* chasing genre respect
* chasing one novel with the next without resting in between
* chasing that donut ice cream sandwich food truck at GenCon when I'm gluten-sensitive and lactose-intolerant
So this Spider-Man podcast just described someone as “what’s his name, that crazy bald guy with the magic,” and I thought “Mysterio.”— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) April 23, 2018
And then he went, “Grant Morrison.”
Now I have a whole new take on Mysterio.
Gen X's epitaph: They were cynical about everything except for the thing that they should have been cynical about -- the internet.— Sean Garrett (@SG) April 20, 2018
The most important thing to know heading into the 2018 NFL Draft... there is a D-Liner named Dee Liner. pic.twitter.com/3Dc3IdZCAm— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 20, 2018
"People think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it."— Clarion West (@ClarionWest) April 15, 2018
― Harlan Ellison
When you knock people down, you get attention.— BryanEdwardHill (@bryanedwardhill) April 13, 2018
When you pull people up, you get support.
You’ll learn how little value attention has the moment you need support.
“Idea people” are as useless in geopolitics as they are in the entertainment industry. That’s why they do so well so often on Twitter. No follow through is required. (Massive respect to the myriad folks who DO regularly follow through here and actually affect shit.)— Matt Wallace: The Epic Two-Part Season Finale (@MattFnWallace) April 8, 2018