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Literature
4 Tips for Loving Your Stories
 4 Tips for Loving Your Stories
Anybody Can Write a Novel 2.0
Chapter 10 “The Writing Life” – Section 5 “Love of Craft”
“Tell me all your stories, tell me all the feelings about your stories. And I'll compassionately accept you, your feelings, and your stories.” - JP Sears (On how to speak to ourselves)
One of the biggest dangers that I've discovered in the writing craft is in defining one's self-worth from it. With stories, writing, or art being so integral to our lives, it is hard not to let it singularly define us instead of letting it be healthy part of us. As a result, we judge ourselves based on warped standards for writing that come from other writers, from critics, or even from ourselves. For me, this becomes a particular
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3 minute value study :iconmldoxy:mldoxy 276 4 Potion Shop :iconanacathie:anacathie 134 10 Value Sketches_Jan 2015 :iconmichaelbills:MichaelBills 144 5 Reclaim :icontheenderling:TheEnderling 111 2 Value sketch :iconshahabalizadeh:ShahabAlizadeh 326 7 Environment Study #4 :iconleodemoura:LeoDeMoura 129 34 Julia - full view :iconrejuch:Rejuch 579 56 Value study 3 :iconvuogle:vuogle 218 23
Literature
Appointments
I'm a little early for the appointment. I'm supposed to meet someone after they finish with their engagement. The problem with arriving early is that some people don't take it well; and I don't like being hasty. Sometimes, I'd rather not have the meeting.
While I wait, the city moves around me. People pass me as they briskly walk to their destinations. They hardly pay any mind to their path; instead they are mesmerized by the cell phones and devices they carry. Some don't even notice when they nearly graze me. Anything could happen, and everyone is so hyper-focused on their own self, that they wouldn't notice.
Traffic clogs the streets in somewhat organized lines. Vehicles crawl, protesting with horns and shouting. Everyone is in their own world, even in the cars. A distant siren occasionally adds to the cacophony.
If I listen carefully, I can hear some noise at the end of the alley. They're a bit indistinct. I sigh as I realize I was much earlier than what I liked. The sounds stop sho
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Fairy bw :icontelthona:telthona 304 5
Literature
Self-Esteem
For those who know what it’s like
To feel worthless in your own skin
To have heart impaled on pike
And be spurned by dear kin
 
Waking up, but day is as the night
Dark horizons and predators abound
Seeking to devour all your light
No morning chime, no, not a sound
 
For value is measured by possessions
By stature and status are we weighed
Never forgotten, not even in recessions
Just a rat race is all we have played
 
When “if only” is your favorite phrase
And all your dreams are so far away
You fight another battle in all this haze
But tomorrow is doom, and darkness rules today
 
It would be so easy just to cave
Let life go on without you
No more pain, no need to rave
After all, you were only a “who?”
 
But the truth of it is surprising
No matter how low you sink
Hope never stops rising
You’re more valuable than you think
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Oriental Temple :iconsourshade:SourShade 124 0 Roadtrippin #19 Halong Bay :iconchris-karbach:Chris-Karbach 98 10 Roadtrippin' #28 California :iconchris-karbach:Chris-Karbach 87 12 The Color Course: Expert Input - PurpleKecleon :iconcgcookie:CGCookie 468 17
Literature
How Many Times Must I Apologize?
I was 11 the first time my parents psych warded me. I was too “out of control” emotionally, kept trying to run away from home, and causing trouble at school. I guess they thought it would be a quick fix. A breather for them, a chance for doctors to use me as their psych meds lab rat, and an opportunity to scare me into submission.
I've learned many things from the psych wards. I've learned that cutting is an option to try and control emotions. I've learned to lie when people ask how I'm doing. I've learned to avoid confrontation whenever possible. The hardest thing I've learned from all of my psych warding was this one thing: once you hit 18, no one cares anymore. Adults aren't worth the effort to save or help. The staff only make a token effort for adults.
Every kid wants love and affection from somebody, be it a friend, relative, teacher or whomever. Early on, I lost faith in people. I was a 'mistake'. The reason my parents married a couple years before they'd planned to.
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Photo Study :iconpure-in-heart:pure-in-heart 218 43 You Look So Cool (video walkthrough) :iconcorbinhunter:CorbinHunter 291 29 Private performance :iconrejuch:Rejuch 379 42
Literature
Know Your Worth
From the brightest day
to the darkest hour,
And the darkest minute
to the brightest week,
And the raging month
to each baleful year;
I still remain here,
wallowing in loathsome misery.
Grains of sand
crack the hourglass,
Spilling it's contents
into the ocean,
forged from undying tears...
You can never sate my thirst
for sorrowful memories,
Nor can you break
this sworn soul
from it's somber reverie;
You cannot temper fate.
Nails grating on chalkboard,
glass grinding against metal,
That is all people are to me...
A hindrance; a nuisance
getting in the way of my work.
They say know your worth,
stand up for yourself,
don't let it get to you...
But when they
don't get under your skin,
get pushed back
when they push you;
When they are unable
to burrow into your tender psyche...
The wounds break open again,
until you can sew them closed,
finding some long lost remedy...
Cauterize them with the fire
forged fresh from your heart's hearth;
Your very flesh coming alive...
Only to die in vain,
a t
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Value Study 2 :iconvuogle:vuogle 116 0 Exile :iconhazpainting:HazPainting 55 1 more practise :icontakumer:Takumer 76 2 Coloring in Grayscale - Human Skin :iconjejihu:Jejihu 783 48 020616 Night :iconkevin-glint:Kevin-Glint 55 3 Lights of eternity :iconravenseyetravislacey:RavenseyeTravisLacey 91 1 Roadtrippin' #33 :iconchris-karbach:Chris-Karbach 63 0 Julia :iconrejuch:Rejuch 214 62 Value Study 1 :iconvuogle:vuogle 100 2 Roadtrippin' #34 :iconchris-karbach:Chris-Karbach 68 3 Giant :iconishutani:Ishutani 80 3 Crystal cave wip :iconcrimsonsword03:CrimsonSword03 53 7 Something From A Horror :iconfluoroid:fluoroid 31 6 Environment Value Comps 160915 :iconsourshade:SourShade 61 1 Tools and Hair Tutorial :iconambr0:AmBr0 306 25 Thumbnails :iconjosheiten:JoshEiten 107 9 Quick value sketching :iconshahabalizadeh:ShahabAlizadeh 183 5 Lion Warrior :iconralphthefeline:RalphTheFeline 126 26 Long arm Druid :iconrushn:RUshN 161 6 Value :iconsnailords:SnaiLords 743 129 Elf girl sketch :iconsalvadortrakal:SalvadorTrakal 115 13 Shades :iconravenseyetravislacey:RavenseyeTravisLacey 141 2 Still Life with Book (2005) :iconlan0ra:LAN0RA 73 9