Just when you thought you were finally getting into flow, it hits you — writer’s block. Suddenly you’re staring at your screen and can’t write a single word. You probably have no inspiration left and are at a complete loss.
I know the feeling all too well — as someone who’s written for both money and fun, I know what it’s like to want to give up.
Writer’s block means you have to stop putting up with all the crap that’s been floating around your brain. …
The above picture illustrates what a plot hole looks like: a gap in your story, the missing piece you need to make it feel complete.
When you first start writing, it’s normal to have blank spaces that you need to fill in. But as your story progresses, you realize that somehow, you haven’t been able to bridge all the gaps.
When you try, you either end up with a worse idea or a combination of events that don’t flow right or make sense.
Dealing with plot holes is one of the most excruciating parts of the writing process. You feel…
Here is a little list,
a poem, if you will
for people whose souls are in poverty
whose bodies do not function as well
as they should, they’re a gift to us still
we can use this time to practice, to hone
some difficult skills
although you may feel different,
although you may feel off
there are ways we can make it better
there are ways we can heal together
write a letter to yourself,
to remind yourself that you are loved
you came to this planet for a purpose,
even if only the angels know above
so fill your…
One day I traveled to the base of Mother’s hill,
only to meet a woodsman, who stood perfectly still
he cautioned me as he told me the tale of his life,
for he was a man who had lost his wife,
she had hiked to the hill and died there, during a blizzard
so the woodsman said to me, “Don’t underestimate the mountain in winter.”
“Looks like the snow has slowed, now’s your chance to go home,”
but he hesitated, as I turned to go
he gifted me a dress that belong to his late wife, and I took…
Squares, all in shards
they pass through the screen
I hear a sound, it bites
it’s the sound of your dreams
summer skies, they lie
where is the rain?
you fade away
rife with cold
I thought you were based
in fiction, not in fantasy
I thought this was home
where is this place?
I thought you weren’t cloned
you’ve censored this space
this space, that I once called my own
it’s time to take it all away
clouds may lie, but clear days don’t
I can hear the sound of your screams
I know a dead man…
When you first start learning a foreign language, you feel a little bit like Albert Einstein — you find just about a thousand ways that don’t work. That doesn’t mean that you’ve failed; it only means that you need a new solution.
If you haven’t thought about using video games as a language-learning tool, then maybe it’s time you did.
Games are full of repetitive phrases and grammatical patterns that you can use when you travel. Not only are they fun to play, but you get to learn cool new words you never knew before.
Game writer & digital artist. I write about creativity, writing, & working in the video game industry. I 🤍 pink & vaporwave.