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Hey guys, it's Paper here. Been a while, hasn't it? Mid-June, not a single post. Meh, I got a little side-tracked. Got a little down. It's hard, you know? Life, living, just trying to remind yourself what you're here for. It's hard, sometimes at least, to keep believing that it's worth it. I stopped believing for a while. And it hurts to stop. It doesn't just freeze you, or trap you; it's not a couple of vines, or some frost you can dust off your shoulder. It's smog; thick, purple, the kind that you can't see through or breathe in. It doesn't sparkle with a few remnants of cleaner airs or dance in whatever dead wind is blowing. It just sits, and lets you sit with it until you can't distinguish the smog from yourself.

But, I found my way out. I fell into a Slump, and found myself in the Waiting Place. I'm sure you all of been there one time or another. And I waited, and waited, and waited. And then I got sick of waiting. Of course, as luck would have it, I got sick. Literally, this time. So I'm waiting again, but it'll be a lot less longer than last time. But while I was waiting, I chased a few things and got caught up with friends and pieces of interest I lost a while back. I watched TV series that I'd put on my checklist but never checked off. I started reading books that I wanted to, even though I'm still not that far in. And I made a devotion to at least play a little less  of a game that's been choking away my time. Stay away from MMOs people. All of them. They'll eat your souls and never give 'em back.

So while I'm waiting for my cold to go away, and for the A/C to come back, I'm hoping all of you are still here. And I'm hoping you're willing to give this guy another chance. Hey, I expect nothing. But maybe I can be surprised, in more ways than one. I've still got two months of summer left. Let's make 'em count, eh?

This has been An Unfolded Paper Tiger, say I'm not Wayword anymore. I know where I'm going, now.
Hello, everyone! The Wayword Writer here (yes, I realize it's awkward saying that when my username is something else entirely) saying... I FAILED! Well, NaPoWriMo, at least. With finals on the way and some mood issues that I've been dealing with (which are resolved, mostly), I've kind of failed with keeping up with the quota. I'd like to apologize for this, and I will be posting what I wrote on Deviantart for you guys. Laugh, scoff, enjoy it; it's poetry. Interpret to your delights!

Now, with finals being mentioned, I've been trying to balance work, leisure, and writing (and I know the last two should be the same thing. Working on it).  However, I will have a story for you guys by the 15th. Thanks to my lovely father and his infinite knowledge of internet search engines, he's managed to find me a journal that's taking stories for their next anthology. I'll provide a link for those of you that want to try your hand as well. It's only fair, after all. Deadline is (surprise, surprise) the 15th, so make sure those pens are bleeding by then. They need good stories, and fast. 

Finally, I've been considering starting a web-series on youtube. Just something to provide some advice for writers and even some commentary on story-telling, amongst other things. If you guys would be interested in something like that, let me know! There's plenty of stuff that I've got knowledge on that I don't really get to share, so I'd like to do that with you guys.

This has been The Wayword Writer saying WE'RE ALMOST UP TO 6000 VIEWS! KEEP IT UP!!

Link to Website: writingcareer.com/post/1168146…
Ah, April. The time of rain, atmospheric readjustments, and the wonderful spring breezes that are too hastily overrun by sweltering summer heat-storms. Hello, everyone. The Wayword Writer here saying that National Poetry Writing Month is upon us, and yes, I am participating. So far I've already written the poem for day one, though I haven't decided what I'm going to do for day 2. If all of you prefer, I can gladly post the poems in an entirely different folder within my gallery, though I'm hesitant on submitting them to all of the groups I have. So, for this month at least, you'll all be getting at least one poem a day, two or more if a particularly powerful bolt of inspiration happens to strike. I'll have more news for you guys later today, so stay tuned. This is The Wayword Writer saying I'm going to need to research some Shakespeare...
Hello, everyone. The Wayword Writer back saying that I finally got to a movie on the "classic 80's: all time movies you must watch to be considered human" list. That movie (if the title wasn't big enough of a hint), was Stand By Me. For those of you that don't know, Stand By Me is actually the film adaptation of a novella written by Stephen King (who else?) about four boys that venture beyond their small town to find the dead body of a child that had gone missing within the past few days. The movie itself is charming enough, and the actors all make great performances, but what did the most for me was how each of the four main characters interacted with each other. As much as I enjoy writing kids into my stories, I must admit that I don't know much about how kids act. I remember only bits and pieces of what it was like for me being a kid, and even if I did remember, I know that I was likely an atypical example. But the children in the movie were as human as adults; maybe even more so, and what I thought to myself when the movie ended was that I don't remember having friends like the four in the movie. Maybe I did have them at some point (and even as I write this, memories are starting to reappear), but it disheartens me that it's so incredibly rare to find people like kids in our everyday lives.

This is The Wayword Writer saying that I don't think I've had friends much like the ones I had when I was eight.
Jesus, have any of us?

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Hey guys, it's Paper here. Been a while, hasn't it? Mid-June, not a single post. Meh, I got a little side-tracked. Got a little down. It's hard, you know? Life, living, just trying to remind yourself what you're here for. It's hard, sometimes at least, to keep believing that it's worth it. I stopped believing for a while. And it hurts to stop. It doesn't just freeze you, or trap you; it's not a couple of vines, or some frost you can dust off your shoulder. It's smog; thick, purple, the kind that you can't see through or breathe in. It doesn't sparkle with a few remnants of cleaner airs or dance in whatever dead wind is blowing. It just sits, and lets you sit with it until you can't distinguish the smog from yourself.

But, I found my way out. I fell into a Slump, and found myself in the Waiting Place. I'm sure you all of been there one time or another. And I waited, and waited, and waited. And then I got sick of waiting. Of course, as luck would have it, I got sick. Literally, this time. So I'm waiting again, but it'll be a lot less longer than last time. But while I was waiting, I chased a few things and got caught up with friends and pieces of interest I lost a while back. I watched TV series that I'd put on my checklist but never checked off. I started reading books that I wanted to, even though I'm still not that far in. And I made a devotion to at least play a little less  of a game that's been choking away my time. Stay away from MMOs people. All of them. They'll eat your souls and never give 'em back.

So while I'm waiting for my cold to go away, and for the A/C to come back, I'm hoping all of you are still here. And I'm hoping you're willing to give this guy another chance. Hey, I expect nothing. But maybe I can be surprised, in more ways than one. I've still got two months of summer left. Let's make 'em count, eh?

This has been An Unfolded Paper Tiger, say I'm not Wayword anymore. I know where I'm going, now.

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Ryan Adams
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A slightly less clever man than a clever man, I'm just the writer trying to writer himself, first off, a good bio, and second off, a place in the history books. Give a lexicon and I will weave for you tales that will sing aria's of imagination and stardust. You wanna ride with me? You best be ready to surf the winds because my head's in the cloud's an the only time when it lands is when I go to dream, baby. If you think you can handle that, then climb on board and set your compass to wherever you so please.

To those of you who wish to contact me, my email addresses can be found as such.

My social: aredmcguffin@gmail.com

My professional: ryan.adams.writer@gmail.com
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LeoKatana Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch dear <3 Heart:hugrevamped:
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Oh, it's nothing. Really, I'm just looking for good art.
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Thank you for the watch!  :D
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You're welcome!
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Hello, thank you so much for adding me to your devWatch and for faving my artwork))
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Oh, it's nothing. Really, your artwork is actually similar to the illustrations of this series I'm reading, so it's a welcome palette whenever I see it. Gives me ideas; helps me think.
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Thanks for the fave! I hope my tutorial helps.
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Ah, no problem. I'm always trying to make sure that I'm showing rather than telling, so having a guide helps.
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Hi, and welcome to :iconthewrittenrevolution: theWrittenRevolution!
There are lots of things you can get involved in:

Bullet; Red we post monthly writing prompts (that include prizes, and a chat event during the month to help people with their pieces),

Bullet; Black publishing opportunities from other sites (whenever we come across one!),

Bullet; White we have a monthly feature that includes a deserving member, two of the best critiques we've seen during the month, and two helpful writing resources,

Bullet; Red a monthly affiliates feature of two Literature groups,

Bullet; Black and a biweekly-ish article in which one of our admins gives an in-depth critique to one of our members' work that hasn't received much feedback.


We'll soon be reviving our chatroom with weekly activities, so stay tuned for that too. :D (Big Grin)

We also have Facebook and Twitter accounts. On our profile page you will find links to the latest of all the activities I listed up here and to our social networks that will help you keep updated, so feel free to look around and ask if you have any questions, we're here to help!

Welcome to the revolution. I salute you!
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