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sweetoceanclouds said: This blog was one of my first forays into the Tom Hiddleston fandom. And then into Tom Hiddleston fan fiction. You all gave me the impetus and desire to write my own stories, and when I did, I received nothing but love and support from the current admins of THF. You're the best. I love you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for spurring me on! If it wasn't for you, there'd be no Bluebirds or Black Dahlia. And I wouldn't be having so much fun! Much love and congrats!

missviolethunterwrites:

thfrustration:

Two of my personal favorites in all of the fandom: Bluebirds and Black Dahlia. We are lucky to have you included in the library. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for you, and other writers and supporters like you. Especially, as you are one of our inactive admins, and we will keep you on standby from now, until there are no more stories to post.

THF will remain the encouraging blog it is, as we want to see everyone succeed! And thank you for being part of that mission.

Bluebirds by bluebirdtweets

Tom and Gabby, as told by Tom. Romance, fluff, humour, and just the tiniest bit of angst. But not much. At all. A touch of intrigue and adventure, too. Some Scary bits. And Tom’s a tad neurotic, but you’ll forgive him that

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 -Part 9 - Part 10 - Part 11 - Part 12 - Part 13 - Part 14 - Part 15 - Part 16 - Part 17 - Part 18 - Part 19 - Part 20 - Part 21 - Part 22 - Part 23Part 24 - Part 25 - Part 26 - Part 27 - Part 28

Martinsson: Black Dahlia by bluebirdtweets

Drama/Crime/Romance/Mystery: Magnus Martinsson, Ystad police detective, is called to investigate the murder of a prominent Stockholm businessman. While murder seems an ever day thing in Martinsson’s life, the difference here is that the prime suspect is his lover, Lova Sahlberg. Even Martinsson can’t be sure of her innocence until he puts the pieces together - but working the puzzle itself may be deadly.

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 -Part 9 - Epilogue

I’ll never tire of recommending this woman’s fiction. What a great way to celebrate the THFrustration milestone!

Been looking for these stories!

Going to reblog this to read them a little later.

simsgonewrong:

woohoo-juice-simoleons:

loobyloucreations:

loobyloucreations:

What Difference a chair would make.
Hi all, i am not the best of writers but i wanted to let you know a little bit more about how the campaign and money raising, would help and change my life. 
So in the picture is a picture of the type of chair i would like once the funds have been raised, this chair will be able to be used in my home and also out and about. This chair is also perfect as everything is also customisable so will be built specifically to my needs. This will be measured to my perfect fit and with customisation it also means if i am having a really bad with weakness in my arms then i can have dual controls so my husband will be able to use the gear stick to make the chair move too.
With this chair it would open up so many possibilities to me, things i took for granted before i became disabled.
The main thing would be that i would not have bruises all over my legs from the chair, currently now when i go out in my chair i have even a 10 minute outing leaves the sides of my thighs covered in black and blue bruises. 
I would be able to do longer outings such as go to look at shops in the town centre, go on day trips when invited by my parents something i currently have to say no too. I love visiting stately homes, going to places such as Matlock and Bakewell, day trips to the sea side. I would even be able to go out to the local park to feed the squirrels and ducks, be able to take a trip to the library.
The independence it would bring would allow me to be involved with things again, without having to have people being worried to rush if i am in pain, or leaving early because things are too painful for me.
All the little things gathered mean so much to me and would make such a huge impact on my life.
I want to thank everyone that has made a creation for the campaign, has re-blogged it, has made a donation, who has contacted me and you are all amazing and i am making some amazing friends along the way too 
Thank you 
<3 Hayley
If you would like to help by either sharing the campaign on facebook, or know someone who may want to make a donation please check newwheelchairforhayley

Thank you to all who have helped with my campaign, you are all truly amazing and thank you for sending me messages, it all means so much to me :) 
We went over £1600 this weekend and that is amazing, thank you all for your help :) 
There is still a way to go but i am having a great time with all this, you are making this such a positive experience 

OMG over 1600? Do you guys know how amazing this is! I’m so proud of this community. I should make something for y’all <3 Congrats, Hayley, we are that much closer to your new wheel chair.

READ THIS, REBLOG THIS, DONATE. DONATE. DONATE. <3

simsgonewrong:

woohoo-juice-simoleons:

loobyloucreations:

loobyloucreations:

What Difference a chair would make.

Hi all, i am not the best of writers but i wanted to let you know a little bit more about how the campaign and money raising, would help and change my life. 

So in the picture is a picture of the type of chair i would like once the funds have been raised, this chair will be able to be used in my home and also out and about. This chair is also perfect as everything is also customisable so will be built specifically to my needs. This will be measured to my perfect fit and with customisation it also means if i am having a really bad with weakness in my arms then i can have dual controls so my husband will be able to use the gear stick to make the chair move too.

With this chair it would open up so many possibilities to me, things i took for granted before i became disabled.

The main thing would be that i would not have bruises all over my legs from the chair, currently now when i go out in my chair i have even a 10 minute outing leaves the sides of my thighs covered in black and blue bruises. 

I would be able to do longer outings such as go to look at shops in the town centre, go on day trips when invited by my parents something i currently have to say no too. I love visiting stately homes, going to places such as Matlock and Bakewell, day trips to the sea side. I would even be able to go out to the local park to feed the squirrels and ducks, be able to take a trip to the library.

The independence it would bring would allow me to be involved with things again, without having to have people being worried to rush if i am in pain, or leaving early because things are too painful for me.

All the little things gathered mean so much to me and would make such a huge impact on my life.

I want to thank everyone that has made a creation for the campaign, has re-blogged it, has made a donation, who has contacted me and you are all amazing and i am making some amazing friends along the way too 

Thank you 

<3 Hayley

If you would like to help by either sharing the campaign on facebook, or know someone who may want to make a donation please check newwheelchairforhayley

Thank you to all who have helped with my campaign, you are all truly amazing and thank you for sending me messages, it all means so much to me :) 

We went over £1600 this weekend and that is amazing, thank you all for your help :) 

There is still a way to go but i am having a great time with all this, you are making this such a positive experience 

OMG over 1600? Do you guys know how amazing this is! I’m so proud of this community. I should make something for y’all <3 Congrats, Hayley, we are that much closer to your new wheel chair.

READ THIS, REBLOG THIS, DONATE. DONATE. DONATE. <3

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12 Essential Essays for Writers

yeahwriters:

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The Electric Typewriter and Amanda Oliver have put toghether a list of their all-time favourite essays for writers:

On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes by Stephen King - Short, sharp advice on everything from talent and self-criticism to having fun and entertaining your audience

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? by Neil Gaiman - A meditation on inspriation

Those Words That Echo…Echo…Echo Through Life by Jamaica Kincaid - Another great essay from the the New York Times Writers on Writing series

If you any suggestions for additions, let us know!

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erebor-prince said: I just wanted to say I love this blog! Over the past year, I strayed from the fandom, but for some reason I stayed with you, and I love reading the fics each day. My favorite, is your sole Fitzgerald fic. I confess it is still my absolute favorite!

writeandwronged:

thfrustration:

Oh, I had to answer this one before I signed off for the night. Fans like this are so so special. Thank you for being one of the ones that’s hung in there. How very flattering that even though you enjoy other fandoms, dare I say, more than Hiddles, you’re still here. And that’s okay! I’m in several other fandoms as well. How many of us are exclusive to a fandom anymore? 

I’m absolutely chuffed to bits that you’ve mentioned our Fitzgerald story. That story is not only the only Fitzgerald story, but it is in a class all its own. (Literally and figuratively) Not many are brave enough to take on such a complex character/PERSON, but elementarydata did it with such ease and grace. I love that story myself.

Thank you for reminding me of it!

The Warm Wind in Her Hair by elementarydata

Romance: Myrtle finds her husband in bed with his assistant and realizes her failing marriage is really over.  She’s not ready to deal with all of it yet, and decides on an impromptu trip to Paris.  A friendly American named Gil suggests she take a walk through the streets of Paris at midnight.

Prologue - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5/Epilogue

OMG!  This is utterly, completely, perfectly amazing.  I’m just scrolling my dash and find this.  Wow. Thank you, thank you a million trillion times erebor-prince!  There aren’t words to express how happy it makes me to know that you love this story.  

Reblogging this to read a bit later.

maxkirin:

Hello, writerly friends!

National Novel Writing Month is almost upon us! Are you ready for 30 days of literally abandon? I sure hope so! :D Otherwise, though, you have no reason to worry because I’ve compiled answers to the most common NaNoWriMo problems, along with a bunch of helpful links!

If you want to see my silly face (and hear of the ridiculous challenge I am going to be doing during NaNoWriMo) then feel free to give the video above a spin! Otherwise, you can just head over below and checkout the answers to your questions~ ♥︎

  • If the problem is that you don’t have a story idea… No need to worry! I have been making Story Seeds and Weird Prompts for over 2 years. Of course, you’re allowed (and encouraged) to change, twist, and combine prompts as you see fit! No sourcing necessary c;
  • If the problem is that you haven’t done any outlining… You’re in luck! I have a two-part video where I go over my system for brainstorming, fleshing out, and plotting a novel! Click HERE to check it out :D
  • If the problem is that you’ve lost the motivation… I have just the thing for you! I recently uploaded a video titled ‘How to Regain the Motivation to Finish your Novel' and it contains my *best* piece of advice for reigniting the flame and getting back into writing!
  • If the problem is that you’re a little rusty… Then you’ve come to the right place c; My youtube channel is full of Writing Exercises and Writing Challenges!

Finally, I have a couple extra things for you! :D

  • If you need a little more help fleshing out characters… you should head over to my collection of Character Questions!
  • If you need a little bit of encouragement… you should check out my Writer Positivity page, and remember that if you have a writing question you can always send it my way!
  • Finally, if you love listening to music while writing… then head over to my 8tracks page and pick up one of my many Writing Playlists! Made by writers, for writers c;

I hope this helps~ ♥︎

And, of course, make sure to subscribe to me on Youtube if you want more writing advice videos, and if you would like (even more) writing advice, positivity, and prompts, then make sure to follow my blog: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

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hedgehog-goulash7:

This is hands-down my favorite song of his on the album.  Brilliant jazz-pop ballad, really.

Love this song so much… absolutely brilliant.

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"If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.

If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …

If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.

If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.

And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to."

Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds)

Yeah, so, this answers a lot of asks I get. It’s also why YW focuses on technique and style, and less on content and research.

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persephone622:

losille2000:

persephone622:

losille2000:

losille2000:

e-l-s-a-b-a:

stalinistqueens:

wingedbyday:




Reblogging this again because losille2000 is far more educated than I am. And titles are important. 

I’m very passionate about correct forms of address. *blushes* I think it’s because, being American without a tradition of nobility, I am hyper aware of my own writing and am obsessive about doing it correctly because a non-native of, say, England where most of these rules apply, would be the first person to notice it.  I’ve literally stopped reading novels before the titles were so far off the mark.

Oh, I’m the same. It is a rather large pet peeve of mine as well, when people get it wrong. However, I know that my knowledge of the subject severely lacking, despite this. So I thank you profusely, love, for giving this very detailed bit of information. :-)

persephone622:

losille2000:

persephone622:

losille2000:

losille2000:

e-l-s-a-b-a:

stalinistqueens:

wingedbyday:

Reblogging this again because losille2000 is far more educated than I am. And titles are important. 

I’m very passionate about correct forms of address. *blushes* I think it’s because, being American without a tradition of nobility, I am hyper aware of my own writing and am obsessive about doing it correctly because a non-native of, say, England where most of these rules apply, would be the first person to notice it.  I’ve literally stopped reading novels before the titles were so far off the mark.

Oh, I’m the same. It is a rather large pet peeve of mine as well, when people get it wrong. However, I know that my knowledge of the subject severely lacking, despite this. So I thank you profusely, love, for giving this very detailed bit of information. :-)

narnianboyscout:

recordsandcigarettes:

1-indsey:


The only known video footage of Anne Frank

I can’t think of any reason why someone would not reblog this. 
If this isn’t interesting/sad to you, then I don’t know what you like in life.

Can’t we hit 1,000,000 notes? This is such a rare shot, everyone should see it.

"But did you really SEE it?"-Form W

narnianboyscout:

recordsandcigarettes:

1-indsey:

The only known video footage of Anne Frank

I can’t think of any reason why someone would not reblog this. 

If this isn’t interesting/sad to you, then I don’t know what you like in life.

Can’t we hit 1,000,000 notes? This is such a rare shot, everyone should see it.

"But did you really SEE it?"
-Form W

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Reblog if you’re not homophobic

ihatemeandmyweeabooself:

elma1972:

larryloveflakes:

fabu-darlin:

Every url that reblog’s will be written in a book and shown to my homophobic dad. 

Reblog this you little shits.

Always reblog.

ALWAYS

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jacqueleefrell:

appropriately-inappropriate:

feministforthewin:

nopenis4me:

queensamwise:

i am so Mad capital M i shouldnt even have to say this because it should not and does not MATTER who it was but w h a t if it was y o u r c h i l d you piece of shit fucking fucker shithole holy fucking yo uare such a famous author and you could not literally think of another fuckign thing in the universe to use your fame to advocate for except “child porn penalties are too harsh” i literally want to rip your fuckjign repulsive FACE OFF 

i want to wipe that smug ass grin off his face holy shit i hate this man

I read this article last night, and he goes on to say that he has a friend that was arrested in a sting operation after he was caught looking at porn of underage girls because his drinking got out of control, and he just clicked on things.
Or, how about, your friend is a fucking pedophile,and you are an apologist. The things men will say to defend each other from having to be responsible for the harm they cause and how disgusting they are is literally unbelievable.
Also, if you defend men that look at child pornography, frankly it makes me think you have either looked at it yourself, or would look at it. You’re not better than they are. 

He’s right, though.
Paedophiles SHOULDN’T go to jail.
They should just be shot.

Someone should check his computer. The way he defended this, he 100% has now or had in the past child pornography on it. Definitely. 


Maybe a boycott of his books may be in order, if only to let him know that constantly apologizing/defending those who break the law puts him in the same league. FWIW, his FB page is filled with comments; the vast majority of comments have been some serious biscuit-burners.You&#8217;d think that a former practicing attorney would be smart enough to understand that the purpose of law is to protect the innocent and vulnerable, and children qualify as both.

jacqueleefrell:

appropriately-inappropriate:

feministforthewin:

nopenis4me:

queensamwise:

i am so Mad capital M i shouldnt even have to say this because it should not and does not MATTER who it was but w h a t if it was y o u r c h i l d you piece of shit fucking fucker shithole holy fucking yo uare such a famous author and you could not literally think of another fuckign thing in the universe to use your fame to advocate for except “child porn penalties are too harsh” i literally want to rip your fuckjign repulsive FACE OFF 

i want to wipe that smug ass grin off his face holy shit i hate this man

I read this article last night, and he goes on to say that he has a friend that was arrested in a sting operation after he was caught looking at porn of underage girls because his drinking got out of control, and he just clicked on things.

Or, how about, your friend is a fucking pedophile,and you are an apologist. The things men will say to defend each other from having to be responsible for the harm they cause and how disgusting they are is literally unbelievable.

Also, if you defend men that look at child pornography, frankly it makes me think you have either looked at it yourself, or would look at it. You’re not better than they are. 

He’s right, though.

Paedophiles SHOULDN’T go to jail.

They should just be shot.

Someone should check his computer. The way he defended this, he 100% has now or had in the past child pornography on it. Definitely. 

Maybe a boycott of his books may be in order, if only to let him know that constantly apologizing/defending those who break the law puts him in the same league. FWIW, his FB page is filled with comments; the vast majority of comments have been some serious biscuit-burners.

You’d think that a former practicing attorney would be smart enough to understand that the purpose of law is to protect the innocent and vulnerable, and children qualify as both.

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cloudywithachanceofpokey:

kittengrin:

Goddamn.  Smart woman for thinking of the “ordering a pizza” thing, and smart dispatcher for picking up on it.

I know this is a reblog and I have a separate blog for reblog nonsense but this isn’t nonsense. THIS IS EXTREMELY USEFUL and I wish so hard that I worlds had this knowledge two years ago.
I know that several of my followers have been and/or currently are in abusive relationships and I need to reblog this for them.

cloudywithachanceofpokey:

kittengrin:

Goddamn.  Smart woman for thinking of the “ordering a pizza” thing, and smart dispatcher for picking up on it.

I know this is a reblog and I have a separate blog for reblog nonsense but this isn’t nonsense. THIS IS EXTREMELY USEFUL and I wish so hard that I worlds had this knowledge two years ago.

I know that several of my followers have been and/or currently are in abusive relationships and I need to reblog this for them.

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