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scooterbug8515 last won the day on September 15 2017

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  • Birthday 11/18/1985

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  1. Conquering Self-Doubt in OF

    Self-doubt and loathing is one of my biggest bugs. I hit that wall and was ready to quit my dream that is how paralyzing my doubt was and that was when I 'returned to my roots' and started writing fanfiction after a long hiatus away. It was writing that I found fun once again and didn't worry about and that showed me the joy of writing with no pressure where I could have fun and learn how to write all over again. It is what I am using even now with my current block. I am facing re-writes for two different novels that I haven't finished and I have been stuck and convinced that I can't re-write and pick up where I left off in general until I remembered that it is what I am doing and have done with Not my Own. So, I guess where I go to is a place of comfort and work from there. It is as @Rumpelstiltskin has said - got to remember to write for yourself first. It is something that I kind of forget and am having to remind myself of. As for writer's block, I've learned that when you stop pushing things will release - sort of like a Chinese finger trap relax to get out rather than pull. And part of that for me is to go have fun - I immerse myself with fun things like games to help me relax and unwind and then things will come when I least expect it and I feel recharged rather than worn out.
  2. Most Versatile Author Nominations

    This is getting a third from me.
  3. FROGS Category Suggestions

    The four things I would like to see are: 1. Genre specific categories (eg. comedy, romance, angst, dark, etal) 2. Best Original Fiction (excluding poetry and dabbles) 3. Best Other Fandom 4. For poetry and dabbles to be separate categories
  4. Hello, there @scooterbug8515, I come bearing a gift form the Great Salazar!! I do hope that you enjoy this!! :thumbsup: 


    Happy Christmas, Carrie!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!! :santabanana:

  5. COUNTDOWN DAY 2: Who do you write like?

    So I did this ages ago and depending on the story that I put in I got a wide gambit of results. Now when I do it most everything consistently comes up Agatha Christie and that makes me quite giddy, to be honest.
  6. COUNTDOWN DAY 4: Nano Playlists

    Pandora is a godsend and for the past several years NaNo starts as it will this year with Halloween Party Radio. This will last me a week at least. From there I pick the music that pleases the Dragon muse the most and that typically is either my AC/DC rock station, or I'll switch over to my YouTube Asian Pop playlist, sometimes the Dragon demands Darker and that is what Skillet station is for. As an aside, I will occasionally write with the song Acapella by Karmin playing on loop. The steady beat just helps to keep the fingers moving sometimes.
  7. Nanowrimo Rebel Sign-Up Thread

    HPFT Penname: scooterbug8515 NaNo Username (if applicable): scooterbug8515 NaNo Project: Words Goal: 50k
  8. Site Suggestions and Feedback

    Hey idea that bubbled in a chat that I thought I'd put out for all. Is it possible for us to have a "To read list" Like a way to mark a story and 'need to read'? That would be really nice. If not could we maybe have a small corner of the forum of it?
  9. MAGIC - Rules/Schedule/Overview

    We have a question in our common room that needs a judgement/ruling. Assistance is requested.
  10. Book Recommendations

    Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Sci-fi/dystopian Year Published: 2011 Summary: Welcome to the OASIS, a hyper-realistic, 3D, video game paradise. It's 2045, and pretty much everyone logs into the OASIS daily to escape their terrible lives, lives affected by overpopulation, unemployment, and energy shortages. Eighteen-year-old Wade Watts is one of these people, and he has a mission: to find an Easter egg hidden inside the OASIS by its wackadoodle creator, James Halliday.* Why You're Recommending It: This book is AMAZING, if you are a sci-fi geek you will be sure to recognize something from the book. If you remember or know anything of the 80's you will recognize a lot in the book. The easter egg hunt set forth by James Halliday requires one to be familiar with the pop-culture of the 80's. You follow Wade in his hunt for the eggs, his fight for survival, as a corporation is after the eggs as well, to make a profit. The corporation will stop at nothing, including murder. to get what they want. The geekery, the 80's, and the action all combine for a really amazing and fun read! That I would recommend to any geek out there! Also, a movie is soon to come out, and you know the books are 99% of the time better. So, you wanna read the book before seeing the movie! Oh, and if this adds an incentive to the fact that the book is awesome, the audio version is narrated by Will Wheaton. *Summary borrowed from shmoop.com
  11. Dearest, sweetest puffs we just got your recent letter and ode and just.  :wub:  Com'er you! :grouphug: