M. B. Writer

I am a writer. My goal is to create a piece of epic proportions. I love fiction in all of its varieties but I am particularly fond of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I believe that writers can impact their readers and inspire greatness in everyone who comes into contact with their works.

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How to Go to College for Free: The Best Open Classes for Writers (Fall 2014) 

yeahwriters:

cleverhelp:

Massively Open Online Courses are the new vogue way to take control of your education and your career, and it’s the best thing. Higher education should be a right, but many of us can’t afford or can’t even access modern college courses. Anyone with conviction and a few extra…

FREE WRITING MOOCS YALL

Useful Writing Websites 

fictionwritingtips:

I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I…

Advice: Books Writers Should Read 

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13 Great Facebook Pages for Writers - BOOK RIOT 

amandaonwriting:

Facebook. Perhaps a writer’s worst enemy. The procrastination. The temptation. The incessant feed of information.

But need it all be bad? Make your Facebook visits feed your writing by following these great Facebook pages for writers.

1. Poets & Writers

This magazine is a great resource for writers, including information on contests, calls for submissions, and articles about all stages of the writing process. And their Facebook page keeps you plugged into daily writerly news, information, and writerly inspiration.

2. Banned Books Week

The Facebook page for Banned Books Week provides information on injustices within the literary world, currently banned books, and breaking stories on censorship.

3. TED

Writers need inspiration. We need new information and points of view, and TED Talks are a great way to get that inspiration right on your Facebook timeline.

4. NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) isn’t just limited to the month of November. The Facebook page for NaNoWriMo keeps the party going by posting quotes, writing prompts, and information about programs within NaNoWriMo.

5. Writers Write

For more quotes, fun words (hello, vocabulary building), and writing prompts, check out the page for Writers Write.

6. Letters of Note

When living a life of letters, it’s important to remember that writing includes communication – namely, letters. And the Facebook page for Letters of Note provides links to legendary pieces of correspondence from writers and non-writers alike.

7. Academy of American Poets 

Who hasn’t gone to Poets.org to find the perfect poem for a wedding, Intro to Lit assignment, for wooing someone, or even for breaking up? The Facebook page for the Academy of American Poets delivers poems (as you might expect), but also discussions about poetry, its role in our lives, and writerly advice and quotes.

8. Hedgebrook

Hedgebrook is a residency center for women, and their Facebook page is immensely positive and encouraging, providing prompts, quotes, and links to their alumni’s work.

9. Humans of New York

A photography page for writers? Yes. Hear me out. The photography on Humans of New York is not just about snapping a picture and leaving. Brandon, the man behind the camera, is interested in story, in people’s lives. And that’s kind of a writer’s jam. The photography is often inspiring, allowing a little ekphrasis in your Facebook feed.

10. PEN Center USA

The PEN Center strives to protect the rights of writers around the world, especially in places where setting down the truth in a book (even in fiction) can be dangerous, illegal, and/or deadly. The PEN Center spreads awareness, reports on stories, and includes interviews, quotes, and news.

11. Tin House

There are many, many excellent journals to follow on Facebook, and you should, but Tin House has a lively Facebook presence, sharing music, quotes, opportunities, and links to work by Tin House authors.

12. Electric Literature

Electric Literature publishes original fiction in its literary magazine as well as previously published stories in its weekly email blast, Recommended Reading. And their Facebook page hooks readers up with all that great fiction, writerly news, and craft essays.

13. The Writer’s Almanac

The Facebook page for The Writer’s Almanac reminds you, once a day, that it’s time to let the sweet soothing tones of Garrison Keillor remind you of why you became a writer in the first place – and don’t forget that daily dose of poetry to keep you healthy and creative!

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ghdos:

afrosandprose:

tolzmannia:

There is this website called Thrift Books and I just got $66.90 worth of books for $19.93 (five books). Shipping was free. You’re welcome.

Yes! I just bought $82 worth of books for $17.85!

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Is this the real life?

goddessofsax:

Blue, brown, and green eye colors

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Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

moviegifsthatrock:

Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

maxkirin:

So, a lot of my old followers know this story— but a couple years back my PC suffered a hard-drive failure. I lost almost everything on it. I had managed to back up a few docs here and there (and I thankfully I had begun moving things over to Evernote), but I lost 99% of my computer files.

And that included a lot of my writing. It was a very sad and traumatizing experience to lose SO MANY stories I had written over the years. So, please don’t let that happen to you!

If you were waiting for a sign to back up your writing, and everything you care about, THEN THIS IS THAT SIGN.

  • Save it on a USB Flash drive
  • Upload it to the Cloud
  • Save it on Evernote
  • Email it to yourself
  • Whatever you need to do— do it!

This message was brought to you by: a very sad-looking document and a dorky boi named M. Kirin. For more writerly content, follow: maxkirin.tumblr.com~ And remember, only you can save those documents from a hard-drive failure!

goth-girl-probs:

THIS STRUGGLE

goth-girl-probs:

THIS STRUGGLE

readmore-worryless:

"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".

Writing tips 109: 33 Writing Terms You Should Know 

bookgeekconfessions:

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As with all activities, writing fiction involves getting to grips with professional jargon. The following are some of the more common terms you may come across as you learn your craft and market your writing.

POV (Point of View): the eyes through which the events…

(Source: dailywritingtips.com)

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goddessofsax:

Hair color reference chart. It’s not perfect, but from what I could gather it’s pretty accurate.

dont let the fanfic writers see this

You forgot titian.

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