Some funny little memes I saw on Facebook. The Twilight/Writing meme reminded me of Eliabeth’s Image of a Writer post. Doesn’t it hit the stereotype right on the head? The paperback versus eReader illustration was a nice funny reminder that paperbacks are still badass!
I’m not a grammar nazi. Maybe it’s because I know I make mistakes all the time? I’m sure there are mistakes in the post. I think in professional work, it’s necessary to write well. I like when I see well-written status updates but to be honest, I don’t think less of people because of their ability to spell or use grammar. Some people don’t care. Some people hated school. Some people didn’t get the same educational opportunities. For many people in my social circle, English is their second language. In casual social-media settings, as long as I can understand you, I’m happy. But I sure do appreciate someone who knows how to write English properly.
I found this video by Weird Al Yankovic hilarious (he’s been making a whole bunch of new songs recently, it’s great!) and had to share. We may have some readers who hate word crimes with a passion and can relate. Even as someone who is relatively lax, I found myself laughing.
Warning: the damn catchy tune of ‘Blurred Lines’ is the musical backdrop. So you may have that tune stuck in your head for a while! I’m just glad I can enjoy this song without thinking about the original horrifying lyrics.
What did you all think? Did you find it funny? Do you hate word crimes or are you pretty chill about it all?
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, but especially our own and our readers. This week’s Picture it & Write is for you.
Welcome to the Picture it & Write creative writing exercise. I invite people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation). Anyone who wants to join in, is welcome. This photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.
Please continue to write however you’re inspired, but add a tag to the beginning of your post if there’s mature content in order to keep Picture it & Write an engaging event for all of our followers.
“You can’t be really happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” –Delirium
Who knows this better than mothers? To let the giggles reach your heart, to have your children turn to you in times of joy, you must also kiss the tears away. You must work through the “I hate you” that comes with slammed doors.
Love means opening yourself up to pain and heartbreak. It’s calculated vulnerability. You do your best to raise them and someday you have to watch them make their own way in the world.
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Procrastination is one of the greatest evils for writers. Often my muses come to me as brilliant, shimmering visions. I can see the story: the depth to its characters, the complexities of the plot, and the wonder of the world. But then… life happens.
What if we had muses that were more like the one above? Maybe we would get more done? 😛
– Ermisenda Alvarez
The The Impotence of Proof Reading
I cannot recall if I have ever posted this on Ermilia Blog. I thought I had but I can’t seem to find it through the archives. Regardless, one can never have too much Taylor Mali. An amazing video for all those writers, readers, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh.
Always remember to proof-read! Read up on some funny writing quotes to see what spurred me to post this video. 🙂
– Ermisenda Alvarez
Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors is a play about a man who has just found out he has a terminal illness. He’s led a boring life as an editor rather than pursuing writing so in his last months he decides to write his memoirs. Characters representing Love and Death fight for his attention once he finds himself at a secluded motel and fill-up station, in love for the first time in his life, trying to make sense of this cruel twist of fate. The entire play was wonderful, but two quotes require special attention.
“I cried not because I was dying, but because of the life I lived.”
“I can’t be dying because I never lived.”
“Rejection isn’t failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected. It’s how you handle it that determines where you end up.”
Castle S4E3: “Head Case”
Castle is a comedy about a writer who follows NYPD Muse Detective Beckett around while he writes mystery novels.