Urgently Orange

Fifty thousand people used to live here...

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Those writers you think are masters of the craft aren’t created that way. They aren’t supernaturally capable ninja writer-bots. When you read the work of a writer operating at the top of her game, you’re not seeing all the years of failed efforts, of work that wasn’t quite right, of work that was well-intentioned or built off of strong ideas but had slick and wobbly legs like a newborn fawn.

You see the author operating at a high level and you wonder: why am I not doing that?

The reality is:

You’re only seeing the island, not the heap of volcanic material that pushed it out of the sea.

Chuck Wendig - "Polling Your Intestinal Flora: How A Writer Cultivates Instinct" (via likeatumbleweed)

Certain writerly types who follow me need to read this article.  Especially the bit about failing without fear.  

That is all.

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Filed under writing fanfic I just wrote some crap which I won't be sharing. It amused me so what?

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operatorsgonnaoperate:

The British Army Back on American Soil.
American infantry pose as OPFOR during a mock invasion of “Freedom Village” in Ft. Bragg, facilitated by British Parachute Regiment soldiers seen in picture returning fire while dismounting from their UH-60.

operatorsgonnaoperate:

The British Army Back on American Soil.

American infantry pose as OPFOR during a mock invasion of “Freedom Village” in Ft. Bragg, facilitated by British Parachute Regiment soldiers seen in picture returning fire while dismounting from their UH-60.

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forcetreycon:

After a firefight, there is always the immense pleasure of aliveness. The trees are alive. The grass, the soil – everything. All around you things are purely living, and you among them, and the aliveness makes you tremble. – Tim O’Brien

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gunrunnerhell:

Hell

Various images of the same Ukrainian protestor during the early stages of the riots and clashes with the government before Russia intervened. (GRH)