The Writer’s Life According to The Princess Bride

NaNoWriMo is over! Congratulations if you won (I did!), and congratulations if you did your best but didn’t quite make it, because you still got a lot done. In celebration, let’s take a look at the writer’s life according to everyone’s favorite cult classic, The Princess Bride.

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When you walk into a bookstore with your family.
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November 30th at midnight.
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When the muscle character tries to get a little chatty.
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When someone hands you a gift card for books.

 

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When you’re not sure why your book hasn’t earned you six figures yet.
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When your editor suggests ‘cutting this whole scene.’
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Sometimes your protagonist gets a little whiney…
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When you leave for the weekend and won’t be writing.
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When you see people winning NaNoWriMo and it’s not even the middle of November.

It’s December 1st, so rest up and enjoy the start of the month! I’ll be giving my draft some well-earned space for a few days. Then it’s back to the writing grind. In the meantime, have a great day! (Hey!)

The Writer’s Life According to Wallace and Gromit

We’re going way back with this installment. But hey, we’re just crackers about cheese, so it’s all good!

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When your book gets a bad review.
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Trying to keep up with NaNoWriMo.
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What you imagine your first book signing will be like.
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When the perfect writing weather strikes.
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Trying to decide what writing beverage to grab.
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When the words just aren’t happening.
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When the research starts to get weird.
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Trying to keep the plot bunnies under control.
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When you realize nothing good in your story will ever be safe from you.

As usual, none of these gifs belong to me or were created by me. Let’s be real…you know this by now. Have a great day, everyone!

The Writer’s Life According to Donald Trump

The following is intended for entertainment purposes only. Thank you, and come again soon. 


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What you look like when you listen to music while writing in public.
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When you meet your daily word quota in one sitting.
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When someone criticizes your story idea.
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When your NaNoWriMo characters are hyped to fight the villain but it’s still October.
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When you kill off a fan-favorite character.
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When you get a good review.
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When you buckle down to start editing.
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When you try to write before coffee.
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That one scene that you spent days writing, only to delete it during edits.
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When someone points out a cliche in your story.

Have a good day, everyone!

The Writer’s Life According To Willy Wonka

It’s been some time since we last had one of these posts. Today, it only seems appropriate to explore the writer’s life from the eyes Willy Wonka himself in memory of the legendary Gene Wilder.

I didn’t plan it this way, but this is the 100th post on You Write Fiction. So…confetti!


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Letting your characters loose in the story world for the first time.
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Writers can’t take themselves too seriously all the time, can they?
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When you start a draft with no outline.
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When your synopsis is a bit too concise.
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Swords and guns are overrated.
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When your brain flies down the tunnel of ideas.
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When your protagonist is heading for trouble.
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When your protagonist is IN trouble.
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“You’re a writer? Oh, I get it. Sounds like a nice hobby.”
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No explanation needed. We’ll miss you, Gene Wilder.

Note: none of these gifs or characters belong to me. All gifs can be found at giphy.com. 


Have a great day, everyone.

The Writer’s Life According to The Emperor’s New Groove

Pull the lever, Kronk! Welcome back to The Writer’s Life According To… series. This time we’re going old school with one of the best animated movies ever made, The Emperor’s New Groove!

Note: none of these gifs belong to me. All gifs can be found on giphy.com


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When you try to write a new scene but it just isn’t happening.
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When you pick up the red editing pen for the first time.
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Middle-of-the-night ideas.
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Reading over the edit notes you scribbled down two months ago.
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When your outline is so thorough but you still find a plot hole.
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When you’re not sure whether or not to feel bad about killing off a character.
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When your story finally gets accepted by a publisher.
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When you tell the coffee-shop barista you’re a writer.
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When world-building starts to take shape.
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When you and your editor wrap up a project.

Thanks for stopping by today! There’s a lot more of The Writer’s Life According To… series, so be sure to check it out if you cracked a smile. In the meantime, have a fabulous day!

The Writer’s Life According To…

Jack Sparrow

Sheldon Cooper

Minions

Gollum

Winnie The Pooh

Toy Story

Harry Potter

Sherlock Holmes

The Writer’s Life According To Harry Potter

It’s back, and this time we’re looking at the wonderful wizarding world of writing! Sort of. I’ve lost track of the number of instalments in this blog series, but oh well. The writer’s life according to Harry Potter:

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When you finish writing that epic climax.
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Discovering the joys of a thesaurus.
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When you check your book sales.
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Gotta weed out those cliches…
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The dangers of not bringing a notebook.
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Yet another typo.
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There are some reasons to go out…
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When you need reviews for a book release.
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Giving your characters a heads-up.
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No, you will not “ship” my characters!

As usual, none of these gifs belong to me. All gifs can be found at giphy.com.

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The rest of the series, The Writer’s Life According To…

Jack Sparrow

Sheldon Cooper

Minions

Gollum

Winnie the Pooh

Toy Story

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The Writer’s Life According to Winnie the Pooh

Oh, bother. Here we go again! As usual, none of these gifs belong to me. All of them can be found on giphy.com.

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When you run out of motivational snacks.
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That first 5-star review.
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What you spend 90% of your time doing.
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When formatting time rolls around…
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Self-publishing in a nutshell.
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When people ask what it’s like to be a writer.
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New books and your bank account.
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When minor characters try steal all the attention.
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“Can I be a character in your next book?”
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Those pesky buy-my-book messages on social media.

If you’re just joining the series, check out the previous installations of The Writer’s Life According To… here:

…Jack Sparrow

…Sheldon Cooper

…Minions

…Gollum

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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The Writer’s Life According To Gollum

I believe this is the fourth part of The Writer’s Life post series. If you’re just joining now, don’t miss out on the first three!

The writer’s life according to Jack Sparrow

The writer’s life according to Sheldon Cooper

The writer’s life according to Minions


The Writer’s Life According To Gollum

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Grinding out those last 100 words to meet your quota.
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The faces you inevitably make when writing in public…
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When your royalties notice arrives in your inbox. 
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Trying to ignore your inner editor during the first draft.
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Writing that chapter where the love interest dies.
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When your editor sends back corrections and suggestions…
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…but they urge you to make the changes anyway.
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When an interviewer/reader asks what your next book is about.
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The faces you make when brainstorming a new idea.
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When you get a new story idea in the middle of your current project.

 

(These gifs do not belong to me. All gifs found at giphy.com)

The Writer’s Life According To Minions

This is turning into a series, I guess. Oh well. Here we go! The writer’s life as told in gifs by the minions from Despicable Me!

If you haven’t already, go check out part one of “The Writer’s Life According To…” (Jack Sparrow) and part two (Sheldon Cooper)!

(Note: none of these gifs belong to me. All gifs found on giphy.com) 

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When a brilliant idea hits you in public…
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…but your editor has other ideas.
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Trying to prove your prose meets a higher standard.
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Following a ‘marketer’ on social media.
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When all your plot points finally click together.
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Getting that long-awaited email from an agent/publisher.
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Meeting deadlines…?
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This character needs some conflict…
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How you picture your first book signing.
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When people interrupt you to chat.

 

Keep calm and write on, friends!

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