Miriam Joy (Author)

Writer of mythology-inspired urban fantasy and adventure novels about sarcastic modern-day knights. Reader of books, dancer of ballet, singer of songs, and blogger of an eclectic combination of things, usually relating to mythology, history, language, books, or social issues. Also swords.

I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

— Ira Glass, LifeHacker Interview (via yeahwriters)

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While away in Derbyshire without internet for a week, I managed to write about 23,000 words, proving that I’m always more productive when I can’t get online.


Even Shakespeare gets writer’s block





Flare Surfing by Bruce Irons

Professional surfer Bruce Irons straps flares to his board and catches some waves, leaving a blazing trail of inferno.

Then someone’s like: how about surfing WHILE ON FIRE


I thought this was incredible photography of a sunset at first. Nope.

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Wordcount for Camp standing at 50,123! My target was 50k, so that’s done, but I’d really like to finish the book this month. Still, I wrote 4k today and my hands are tired — I think I’ll reward myself with a couple of well-earned episodes of Buffy.

A writer is a world trapped in a person.

Victor Hugo (via maxkirin)

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Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

I think the sport of boxing was (is?) often referred to as a science! In the older sense of ‘something that requires expert knowledge’. So if she thrashed him in scientific fashion, it implies that she had some expert knowledge of how to punch people, possibly learned from someone with some formal training!

NOTED FOR HER ATHLETIC POWERS is probably the coolest thing to be noted for tbh

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My laptop has a battery life of 6400 words and a few Twitter breaks. Fascinating.