That feminine urge this, masculine urge that ….
Yeah, okay , cool
But what about the Lunar urge to ritualistically disappear every couple of weeks ?
(feel free to use ^^ the 6th, 9th and last prompt >> °////° if someone writes it, tag mee plsss)
peppering them with kisses all over their face
when A hesitantly traces the bottom of B's lips before they say fuck it and smash their lips together
kisses that leaves tingles all over body, in places where the other has touched them
a breathless kiss followed by an I love you.
A caresses B's back, "I just didn't want you to worr-" A is cut off when B stops them by gently pressing a kiss on their lower lip. "I chose to worry about you, my love. So please let me."
when they clutch your jaw, tipping your face and place their lips on yours. The kiss eventually trailing to your neck, collarbone, chest.
goodbye kisses in the car with rain drizzling outside >>>
when they back you against the wall, chest pressing together as they tip your chin, lips barely touching to full on devouring each other's
kisses where you feel the other smile and wrap their arms tight around you
when they back hug you and trail kisses from your shoulder to your cheek
when they touch you between kisses and you moan into their mouth (>\\\<)
" 10 Types of Kisses "
How to keep writing with ADHD
Having ADHD as an aspiring writer can be really difficult and frustrating.
I just want to add a quick disclaimer that I have not been diagnosed with ADHD myself, but I have worked with several clients who struggled with this, and done some research online to compile a few tips you might be able to implement in your writing! (I will also link to some articles I read at the end of this post).
So let’s go!
Turn off the internet
This popped up as one of the most common pieces of advice for ADHD writers. Eliminating distractions can be hard, but turning off your wifi altogether might help with at least a few of them. Train yourself to disconnect when it’s writing time, and see whether this affects your productivity positively!
Delay the research
This can be really difficult if you’re writing historical fiction, or anything set in an area that requires some level of prior knowledge to write about. But, wherever possible, if you can save yourself pausing to research whether a certain item or word is plausible for you to use in that specific moment, then you should. Leave it, make a quick note that that’s something to research later, and keep going.
Test out radical changes
Something that came up as a common downfall was losing interest halfway through the project, or dropping it after the first chapter. If you find yourself losing interest in the project, maybe try out making a radical change to a part of your plot, one that might inspire you for the story once again. Of course, make sure that this change fits in with the rest of your story as you begin to implement it.
Succinct & clear goals
This is something I recommend to any writer or artist of any kind! Keep your goals as clear and small as possible. The more specific you are with a goal, the less overwhelming it will feel. Think of breaking down a big goal of “I’ll finish my book this year” into “I’ll finish 5 chapters this month” or even “1 chapter this week.” Go as small as is comfortable for you!
A fine line between plotting & exploring
This is an issue that comes up very often for writers who have a tendency to get bored with their projects if they don’t keep some element of surprise to it. I’d recommend finding a good balance between how much you plot out, and how much you allow yourself to discover along the way. Find your most important plot points, and let your creativity fill in the gaps!
Tools to help you out
Stay on task - browser extension that checks in on you at timely intervals to make sure you’re working on your chosen task
Ommwriter - atmospheric simple writing program, with typewriting sounds & ambience
Stayfocusd - browser extension to block time-wasting websites
Nanowrimo.org - community challenges, self-set goals, achievement badges, progress tracking
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression - a book to help with expressing emotion in a show-not-tell way
Further reading from some ADHD fiction writers themselves:
The ADHD guide to writing
Tools & tricks for writers with ADHD
Feel free to share your own advice in the comments below to help out other authors!
Types of government - Writing tips
Democracy - decisions by voting, whether electing a new leader or law
Dictatorship - a single, self-chosen ruler with strict limits and specific laws
Empire - ruled by an emperor. may be composed of different states, countries, or even kingdoms (in which case the emperor would have higher rank than king). emperor has absolute say.
Monarchy - ruled by a king, could be a country or kingdom part of that empire. leadership is chosen by succession (who was born next within a certain family)
Oligarchy - power is given to certain people, of a certain higher status—whether military, monetary, or titular
Federation - states or provinces that each have their own government and share a collective one, that holds more power than the provinces' government
Confederation - like the above, but the collective government holds less power
Republic - a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
Theocracy - a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.
Bureaucracy - a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Socialism - a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
Communism - a political theory advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
Colonialism - the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
Me, shamelessly, leaving all my WIPs behind my back to start working on a new fic I just had ideas for.
it's weird how when a child screams they don't feel loved at home and don't feel safe around their family, the first thing that a parent might do is list the number of things they have done for their child instead of asking themselves what made their child feel that way. parents aren't supposed to be strict and feared. when a child walks into this world, they are naive and parents are supposed to be the home and safe space the child looks for when they need help or when things get messed up instead of going "my parents will kill me for this". by engraving your fear into your child's mind, you are just making sure that they to lie to you. i don't know what kind of cruelty we are forcing onto generations by making them fear their own parents. how would they learn love when they never knew what it is? and in a world so cruel and unkind, love is the most important thing we need. not fear.
Parents scare the hell out of their children and then have the audacity to ask "why you put your friends on such a pedestal". well maybe because they taught me love and maybe you should learn how to parent. you can begin from going to therapy and getting your traumas and misconceptions resolved.
Peace be upon the daughter who helped her parents grow up. Accepted their cold shoulder, excused their anger, pardoned their mistakes, taught them how to be human. Peace be upon the sister who paid the price of rebellion. Screaming to her fullest, shaking like a leaf but standing tall, never letting the dictatorship go without a fight, paving the path for her siblings to breathe easier. Peace be upon the first child of an immigrant father. Aching to find their own purpose in life, firm in their own beliefs, contradicting generations and generations of cultural values. Peace be upon the girl who shouldered her mother's trauma. Swindled it into her own, morphed herself into an image of the womb she once resided in, immersed herself into troubles that weren't even hers, covered up scars that she couldn't even recognize. Peace be upon the woman who forgot who she was. So determined to be the savior of everyone, to fix her family, to nurture and love everyone around her. So deeply lost that she forgot she's just as worthy of love. Peace be upon you.
“all story tellers leave immediate survivors”
From 'Intimacy' by Hannah Cao
Reblog this if I can discuss my OCs with you!!!
Guys, write. Even if you think your writing sucks, do it. For you, your friends, for those you love or even just to give love to one of your OCs. DON'T BE DISCOURAGED AND ALWAYS WRITE.
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh
Non-writing activities that actually help your writing
To get better at writing, you have to write. Yes…
But what about the times when you genuinely don’t feel like it?
First of all, it’s alright! It’s not the end of the world! You’re not a failed writer if you have a down day. But if you really feel like doing something that pushes your writing along, but isn’t actually writing, here are some things you can do! →
📚 Planning out your next chapter
When in doubt, plot it out. Sometimes you might simply be stuck because you don’t have a clear path forward. A simple outline of all the major beats in your next chapter can really put things into perspective.
📚 Writing an impromptu scene
Every writer goes off and fantasizes about a scene in their novel that isn’t actually part of the plan. Treat it as if it was a fanfic of your own novel and give it a shot! Writing it as fanfiction takes the pressure off, and might just get your creative juices flowing again.
📚Reading a similar book for research
This is a super helpful and fun way of doing research for your book. Dig out similar books in the genre and get reading. A great way to get book recommendations is to speak to some bookish people and tell them a little bit about the story you’re writing. Often, they can have great recommendations of a similar book vibe that could help you along.
📚 Actually research
For whatever type of book you’re writing, you’re going to have to do some research. Whether it’s describing architecture in a fantasy world, or making sure your facts are correct in a historical setting, research is a crucial part of writing.
Perhaps if your creative side of the brain isn’t feeling up to it right now, your logical one might be of us and help you gather some facts to make your writing more authentic.
📚 Edit or rewrite previous chapters
If you have the need to work on your project, but can't bring yourself to write some more, work with what’s already there. It’s inevitable that some of the chapters you wrote, you aren’t entirely happy with.
This might be the time to try something new - open that chapter side by side with a fresh document and rewrite it by changing one integral part of it.
📚 Think on it
Yes, we all fantasize about our projects and our characters. But how often do you actually stop and truly think about your story as a whole? How often do you try to figure out that plothole before saying you’ll leave it for later?
It might help to meditate for a bit, clear your head of distracting thoughts and focus on the problem in your writing that you need to solve.
what to write next; wip writers' block edition:
switch POVs (this would differ if you really want it to be limited, but if you do switch, make sure to keep it [somewhat] consistent)
introduce a new character
scrap the planning and go off the rails (literally and figuratively)
kill off a character
turn something the characters have been chasing into something that doesn't exist
destroy the thing they've been chasing just when they get it
introduce another subplot
turn one of the mc's trusted characters into a traitor
what would you do to make your mc's life as difficult as possible? oh, that's evil. do it.
send the mc on a wild goose chase
make the mc screw up really, really badly
enact the Fatal Flaw™—make this make them screw up
the mc does something that splits up their group and renders them not trustworthy
the mc betrays their group
the characters are forced to sacrifice something dear
the villain dies
the villain is killed by an underling who is even worse than the original villain
introduce the person who controls the villain
kill off the mc's motivation
what would give the villain absolute power? a gateway to achieve their goal? do it, or if you can't, nudge them in the right direction
I wake up in a cold sweat
and rushed breath
slowly drinking in the mundane reality unlike the one I had just left
what I mean to say is, I'm dreaming of the black half moons again
they lay on a sea of white stretched as far as the eye can see
they cracked me open and I'll never be the same
something's different about tonight but I can't quiet place it
December feels like a day gone stale or a hug unwanted
my dreams aren't about Layla anymore, but they're because of Layla