Anonymous asked: I'm a creative writing major. Sometimes I look at people who write w/out any type of college degree and I wonder why the hell I'm paying to practice my craft. I'm a speculative fiction/science fiction/fantasy writer and enthusiast and I'm told what I enjoy doing is crap. I keep writing but I am feeling stranded in an ocean of snobbery as I approach my graduation. What is your best advice for this?
Keep writing. make daily goals for yourself and hold to them.
just because these people you admire don’t have a degree doesn’t mean they’re not on a lifelong journey of self education and determination.
some people say ‘I don’t have to go to college because my hero didn’t go to college… so I will go smoke a bowl.’
it might be that your hero didn’t go to college but, I promise you, they spent every single night of their lives working on some project they never thought in a million years anyone would ever get to see. but it didn’t stop them.
and just because someone is being snobby to you doesn’t mean their advice isn’t valid. a lot of people I don’t like told me things that I needed to hear.
for the entirety of your life is your job to take in all the critique and decide, honestly, no matter where it came from, which advice applies to your work.
but none of it should stop you from sticking to your goals and being honest with yourself. sometimes when someone tells you something you didn’t want to hear deep down you know they were telling you something you already knew
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I cannot stop smiling.
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this song (and especially this performance) is giving me life today. this is how to be incredibly sexy without being trashy.
I was asked what my favorite mural in Philadelphia was today. Some murals are really awesome and impressive. Others, not so much. The Keith Haring mural on Ellsworth Street in Point Breeze (South Philly) is easily my favorite, although the Malcolm X mural near Strawberry Mansion High School on Ridge Avenue in North Philly offers it good competition!
friends and followers!
if you’re the creative type and/or enjoy Marvel comics, perhaps you can help me.
i’m trying to come up with a name for my overall fan fiction project. at first, it was limited to the X-Men universe; however, the event that launches all the titles affects more than just the X-folk, so i’m now rewriting (or at least plotting) other major Marvel titles and teams. this means, then, that the overall title shouldn’t/can’t include ‘X’ in the name like i previously wanted. i do like the sound of titles including “Age Of ______” (ex: Apocalypse, Ultron, etc.), but i can’t really do that without revealing the secret baddie of the whole schtick.
so yeah, if you’d be interested in helping me out, i’d be much obliged. feel free to send me an ‘ask’ or fan mail or something if you’d like more details about plot stuff to give more insight.