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Reblogged from paintedroots  8 notes
Holds Sai gently in his glowing arms and asks in a dulcet bara tone of voice. The scene is out of a shoujo manga. "Are you okay, Sai? You have to be careful, doing things like that in this kind of battle so recklessly, 'ttebayo. I don't want to see you hurt, ne?" Naruto smiles at Sai like the sun god he is.


"N-Naruto-kun." He places a hand on that pushed out bara chest, dark eyes glossy and gleaming the the night sky. His heart is beating so fast he is certain Naruto could hear it, as if the sparkles around him and the flush on his cheeks weren’t sign enough. "Gomenasai, I didn’t mean to burden you. I just- I wanted to help."

And then someone shouted, "We’re in the middle of a war you two don’t have time for this anime bullshit!"

Reblogged from callmevolatile  6,039 notes
How do you get over being over-critical of your own writing? I try, but sometimes I can't even put out a paragraph it's so bad.



I remind myself that no one day of writing matters all that much. A story is built somewhat like a stalactite - one little drip of mud and grit at a time.

I  remind myself that the first few drafts are just for me. That gives me permission to let it be an ungodly mess, full of shit sentences and crap ideas, whipped into a creamy froth with the occasional bits that do work. Later I’ll winnow out the stuff that was no good. What remains will be (I hope) fun, economical, and lively.

It helps (me) to write longhand. I know no one is ever going to see my longhand draft but me. That’s a free pass to suck.

Also, though, I try and work small. If I think a scene blows dead rats, I’ll stop thinking about the big picture, and just think about the next sentence. If I can get down one sentence that really excites me, sometimes it will throw a spark powerful enough to bring a dying moment back to life.


I think that may need more emphasis.