The Dancing Writer's Advice

Amber Skye Forbes

The Dancing Writer's Advice

funmemories-hopefuldreams said: Hello! I really like your blog, and I was hoping for a little advice. Do you have any tips on rewrites/revisions after finishing the first draft of a story? Please feel free to answer in your own time, no rush :3

I am writing a series on just this that I hope you’ll keep up with. I’ve already written three articles thus far in this series. Here is the link to it.

I will be writing about revising the middle of your story soon. That will occur in three parts since it is such a loaded subject.

uni-cornsies:

gnarizardd:

antisjwyellowfang:

Just your daily reminders:

  • Racists are a problem
  • White people are not
  • Homophobes are a problem
  • Straight people are not
  • Transphobes are a problem
  • Cis people are not
  • Sexists are a problem
  • Men are not

And most importantly,

  • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Someone finally said it! 

Thank you. I’m tired of all of these articles using an ENTIRE group of people to prove a point. Recently I saw one article a friend of mine posted where the article explained that white people are afraid of black people. No. That’s racists. People who aren’t racist aren’t afraid of black people.

It’s the same with everything else that has been listed. I immediately discredit any article that uses an entire group to prove a point. Racists are the problem. Sexists are the problem. Homophobes are the problem (along with biphobes,panphobes, and aphobes), and so on and so forth.

(Source: egalitarianyellowfang, via monsters-and-starlight)

Lots of Anon Love

I appreciate the loads of messages I’ve been getting lately with people basically stating I’m one of their favorite followers through those cutesy posts you do that you also send to your favorite followers.

I haven’t answered any of them. Currently I don’t have anything positive I can say about myself. I also don’t have any favorite followers because I appreciate all of you equally.

Once I can get things in order, I can probably start answering them in a way that lets all of you know just who I am instead of just an author running a blog on writing advice, while occasionally re-blogging other posts that I think are pertinent for my followers.

The Dancing Writer's Advice

butterfliesxox said: I've stumbled upon your page searching for something to help me improve my writing skills. After receiving some pretty harsh feedback on a story of mine I've been working on and is very deep to my heart. I did take the feedback very hard, since I was told that I needed to begin reading "real" books that are published. After reading some posts on your blog I would like to thank you for educating me more on the beauty of story telling <3

I’m very glad you were able to find my blog helpful. I hope you’ll continue to find it helpful, and if you ever have any writing-related questions, don’t be afraid to ask. I probably won’t get to them right away, because I’m struggling trying to get my health together, but I always do eventually answer everything in my Ask Box, even if it is ten million years late.

And yet loads of them are being made into movies. :)

  • YA novel:

    *has supernatural elements*

  • critics:

    THE NEXT HARRY POTTER

  • YA novel:

    *has love triangle*

  • critics:

    THE NEXT TWILIGHT

  • YA novel:

    *is a dystopian novel*

  • critics:

    THE NEXT HUNGER GAMES

  • critics:

    YA NOVELS CAN NEVER BE ORIGINAL

  • critics:

    THEY'RE ALWAYS JUST LIKE PREVIOUS YA NOVELS

  • critics:

    ALL OF THEM