Life Effecting How You Look At Your Writing

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I hear numerous writers speak on finding the motivation from within to write everyday because lets face it there will be days where you don’t feel like writing a damn thang.

What I wanna talk about is deeper than just having a bad day and deciding not to write. Let me ask you this, does your life outside of writing (i.e. relationships, friendships, job or lack thereof one, etc) effect how you view your writing? Now I know some of you are putting on your holier than thou pants saying you’re not a real writer if you allow your life situations to effect how you view or approach your writing. To you who think that go sit down somewhere, this post will be for my real people. If you haven’t noticed I’ve slacked on writing especially on this blog. To be honest it’s been because of my current situation. I’m not going to go into descriptive detail about what’s been going on but just know it was bad enough in my eyes to make me not feel the joy of storytelling. Call it me being depressed because when a person is they don’t feel like doing those simple joys of life. My question is can life change how you view your writing? Yes it can. I wish I can tell you differently but I gotta keep it 100. When you can’t feed your family, it effects how you view your writing. When there is a close death you question it. You get what I’m saying?

Have my situation changed? Obviously, if I’m writing again I feel slightly bad for letting it get to that point but my best advice is sometimes you have to step back and re-evaluate your shit until that passion comes back in a full fledge hustlin’ mode. You will be doing your fans a favor. They can tell when you’re not passionate about yours.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

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Has Fan Fiction Gone Too Far?

I’m not a fan of fan fiction. The fact that anyone can make a little money off of the work an actual author has done drives me nuts. I mean all literary works are influenced by something in real life but fan fiction is going too far.

Now have this fan fiction idea gone too far? In my opinion hell yeah.

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An unknown writer going by the name J. Lola has written a story called 50 Shades of Sin. This is the first to a series. A series about the destructive relationship of Chris Brown and Rihanna. The crazy thing is this fool didn’t change their names. Instead of Chris’ bad side being looked down upon the author hypes it up as being ‘desirable, even sexy’! At one point in the story Chris threatens a random person saying he would break his hand for attempting to come in between him and his boo thang Robyn. When he tries to warn her to leave him he says, “I’m fucked up. Really fucked up.” J. Lola has Robyn respond with, “I’m fucked up too. Lets be fucked up together!”

I have read a lot of b.s. in my 34 years and this is right up there with the worst. What popped up in this person’s head that made them think it was peachy to profit off of someone’s abusive relationship?! And aren’t they afraid of being sued? They wasn’t even trying to hide their true identity in the book. This is down right ridiculous. I may not care too much for Chris’ antics a.k.a. nine levels of foolishness but I don’t agree with profiting off it either! Thoughts? Sound off.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Oxford Dictionary Online Adds a Word

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What in the world has Miley Cyrus done? After that horrendous performance at the VMAs that I’m still bleaching my eyes from Oxford Dictionary Online has decided to incorporate the word twerking into their dictionary! Yes twerking and in case you don’t know what it means this is their definition: to dance in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.

Chile I have officially heard it all. I know that they wanna keep up with the slang of the times but what intelligent person use twerking on a regular basis? Do my readers? You can’t use that on an interview and if I hear it I will fall the hell out of the chair for real. Oxford please use your smarts next time you decide to add words. Your credibility sucks right now!

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Reconnecting with the Love of My Life

If someone would have told me I would hate to write I would have slapped them! Then I would have told them to get out of my face; yeah I went hard but it’s the truth. For the last few weeks my love for writing has been questionable. I couldn’t motivate myself to even write a blog post that’s how deep it was.

Don’t get this post twisted or misuse it I’m still not where I want to be with my relationship but I’ll get it together because I came too far. Have you had that moment where you’re just not feeling it mentally? Let me just say it’s ok to want to take a break from writing. I will never quit for good but I do recommend breaks. Breaks will help rejuvenate your flow and make you realize how much you need to stay in the writing game at least for me it is.

Another problem is I was on Facebook too much. What the hell does that has to do with anything? Because I would see writers giving out release dates and I’d get jealous. Just a tip, don’t compare yourself to other authors. They struggle too and I’m for sure they have gone through what you are mentally going through, just do you and go hard. Take heed to that and I will see you on the bestsellers’ list.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Stand Our Ground

http://urbanimagemagazine.com/2013/07/23/stand-our-ground/

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Juror B37

I should have seen this coming although I was expecting George Zimmerman to be the one to do it. It will come soon enough I bet, how else will he earn money? How did you feel about the verdict? What were you doing? I should not have been shocked but I was, my body went numb. People kept saying look at this in a legal sense (that damn Dan Abrams), I looked at it in thar way and I still could not understand how he got off.

Anywhoo…one of the jurors, #B37 to be exact, is co-writing a book with her lawyer husband. It is picked up by Martin Literary Management already and will be about the jury process and being sequestered and some of the outdates laws that shoukd be changed, like this law that got Zimmerman free. They both have chosen to stay nameless so far.

I don’t believe it will sell especially since it is not about the case specifically but who knows.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Fear of Commas

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So I applied for a position as a freelance writer and one of the stipulations was to write a sample of a current news trend. I decided to do the story on Aaron Hernandez. It was a 650 word article and I thought I did a great job. I turned the article in and then I got the answer email. Put it this way I did not get it, I will digress but one of the things that they were not feeling was the fact that I used too many commas. Now I have been bothered by that email since I’ve read it. I’m not mad at them I am mad at the commas. Damn them commas. Now I have a fear of them. How do I stop putting so many commas in what I write? Can someone tell me? I probably am going to not use commas ever again. I know I am not the only person that has this problem so to all of my readers please give suggestions now….GO!

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia