What I’m fiddling with:
August was when I really, really tried to create useful content for other creators. It feels a bit backwards because I put my big workbook project aside to focus on the blog. I hope creating some helpful posts around the same topic for the next few weeks now will open my time up to continue working on it. I’m really excited about it because it’s so much fun for me to write and I hope it’ll be fun and useful for you guys too! I’m really focusing on helping other creators combat their fears and doing that while I’m dealing with my some of own fear is really interestingly challenging.
What I’ve been inspired by:
In August I watched what I believe is the best film ever made, for the first time. Nolan’s The Prestige is honestly the greatest piece of storytelling of all time. Like, I’m planning a post on how to write plot twists with some major examples for this film. Like, oh my god. My mind is still blown. Ask anyone who knows me, I have not shut up about this movie for WEEKS. That’s how you write a mystery, y’all. I have a project I’ve been in the early outlining stage and at a bit of a standstill with so I watched this since it’s the right subject and time period and whew did it help ground the magacian-y element of my story. Seriously, like, Now You See Me WHOO???
I read what will probably be my favorite YA book of this year, if my not favorite overall book of the year, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. You guys know I love Bollywood and playing with tropes and strong, smart female characters and soft, good boys…so obviously I love this!!! I can’t imagine being a fan of romcoms and not liking this novel. Plus, it’s #ownvoices, which we could all read more of. Five stars all the way around, y’all. Hollywood romcom’s should take notice, this novelist made a better romantic comedy movie than actual romantic comedy movies. I vote either Gauri Shinde or Farah Khan directing the probably-soon-to-be-announced film adaption.
Last, but certainly not least, The Writing Revolt has been saving my effing LIFE. So entertaining, so inspiring, so useful. Jordan is who I always wanted to be when I grew up. She’s a badass who took her life into her own hands to create a freelance writing business, but she didn’t confirm to the sugary sweet industry personality. She will kick your ass in the best way. Here’s my favorite post by her so far!
Thanks for reading! What were you fiddling with in August? What were you inspired by?