Picture Post #1: Because I Can

Hey everyone!

I was planning on starting another Sam story series today, but the story is now officially longer than any I’ve written, so it’s not ready (story of my life, right?). In its place I have brought you pictures.

In the words of me, behold . ūüôā

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A smoke pipe thing on the top of my roof

Every so often I enjoy clambering through Hannah’s window onto the roof to do some writing.

One afternoon I was¬†sitting up there with my laptop¬†and thought to myself, “That smoke pipe thing would make a good subject! And the epic storm clouds would make a great background!”

The clouds started spitting¬†on me a few minutes after I took my pictures, and, as you can imagine, the top of a house isn’t the best place to weather a storm.

I refused to leave and got an umbrella instead because I’m stubborn like that. Read more

You know You’re a Fiction Writer….

Good morning!

I’ve compiled a list of, well, I’m not sure what these are called.

Anyway, hope you enjoy!

You know you’re a fiction writer…

1. When you either write so much you don’t read, or you read so much you don’t write. There is no in-between.

2. When you finish a book with terrible¬†writing and must find someone who’ll listen to you¬†rant about all its mistakes. This person often has no idea what you’re talking about, but listens anyway,

3. When you take pride in your weird Google searches,

4. When you passionately discuss character arcs, plot, story structure, etc. with just about anyone who asks (or doesn’t ask),

5. When you fangirl over good storytelling¬†and (again) rant about it to that one immensely kind person who has no idea what you’re¬†talking about but still listens,

6. When you have nightly internal  arguments discussing whether you should write down an idea you thought of or go to sleep and hope you remember it when you wake up,

7. When you forget that idea you told yourself you’d remember in the morning

8. When you’re addicted to online writing communities,

9. When half your Pinterest boards are story boards and the other half are fandom boards,

10. When you listen to obscure instrumentals,

11. When you write down snippets of conversations and consider stealing names from headstones,

12. When you write better than you speak,

13. When you are obsessed with collecting notebooks,

14. When you really want to tell someone about the book you’re writing, but then don’t want to risk failing to communicate its full awesomeness to them,

15. When your own plot confuses you,

16. When you make random facial expressions while imagining a scene in your book,

17. When, after you make those facial expressions, you look around to make sure no one saw them,

18. When you can think about your book while doing anything (eating, driving, working, walking, and occasionally sleeping),

19. When you evaluate your reactions to strange, exciting, and even dangerous experiences because they could apply to your book,

AND FINALLY…..

20. When you’re¬†accused of spending more time in a fake world than the real one, you know you’re a fiction writer.

I hope you enjoyed my list! Do you relate to any of them? If so, which ones?

Have a fantastic weekend!

Gabrielle Pollack (A.K.A. The Great Rising Puzzlement)

 

 

Spider-Man, MBTI, And What Would Happen to Me During the Apocalypse.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight….

Wow. That is a long title.

I am slightly fascinated by personality types. I took a test a while back and its accuracy freaked me out. Thanks to that test I’ve realized a bunch about myself that I’ve never considered.

Many of my writing buddies over on the KP (Kingdom Pen) forum like the MBTI (Myer-Briggs Type Indicator) stuff too, so they encourage my obsession.

I’ve reached a point where I not only want to read about my personality, but I now want other people to take the test. One long car ride to my grandpa’s house I made my mother take it, then proceeded to look up famous characters with the same personality. It wasn’t long before I was looking for characters with my personality.

I really enjoyed it. I think I drove my family crazy. Read more