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[Writers] change their minds about their own worth and talent somewhere between two and seven hundred times a day.
- Nick Hornby, NaNoWriMo pep talk (via writingbox
Your past self is your number one enemy.
Past-you was a terrible writer. Surely you can make your stories better than that!
Don’t compare yourself too hard to other writers. It’s like apples and oranges. Instead, make sure you’re a better writer than you were yesterday. The best part is that as soon as you finish writing anything, a new past-you appears, and you have to improve again.
When you’re writing aND YOU CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORD
Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic. American writers in particular find this much harder to grasp. You need to have your feet on the ground as much as your head in the clouds. The cute dragon that sits on your shoulder also craps all down your back, but this makes it more interesting because it gives it an added dimension.
This is a drug reference guide. It’s medically accurate, research and general knowledge based. None of it is from personal experience and I absolutely don’t encourage any drug use. This is simply made for a reference for your writing so that if you’re playing a certain character, taking a certain drug you’ll have a better understanding of how they might act, what they’ll experience internally and the after-effects and medical effects the drug has on their body and mind.
I am in no way telling you how to play your character, this is just a few helpful pointers that might help you get to know your druggie a little better.
A very handy guide on different types of drunks. Definitely worth a read if alcohol isn’t your cup of tea, and you’d prefer, say, a cup of tea.
Also, we have a thing about this that you might want to read as well. You may also find the wealth of knowledge that is Erowid useful. Thanks to moderntrickster for letting us know about it!