Advice for writers from Neil Gaimon

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“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you.
Tarantino – you can criticize everything that Quentin does – but nobody writes Tarantino stuff like Tarantino. He is the best Tarantino writer there is, and that was actually the thing that people responded to – they’re going ‘this is an individual writing with his own point of view’.
There are better writers than me out there, there are smarter writers, there are people who can plot better – there are all those kinds of things, but there’s nobody who can write a Neil Gaiman story like I can.”

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So let’s create
Let’s tell our stories

Consider

“Consider that you radiate. At all times. Consider that what you’re feeling right now is rippling outward into a field of is-ness that anyone can dip their oar into. You are felt. You are heard. You are seen. If you were not here, the world would be different. Because of your presence, the universe is expanding.”
Danielle LaPorte

A Halloween tale just for you 1

Day 15

A virus of some-kind, chemical – I don’t know..it’s taken everything. lunacy..like Alzheimer’s  ..we tried to fight it. But it had the military first.it had the highly intelligent  first.  The body breaks down due to chemical exposure quickly , especially if it is unhealthy.

but the military  ..no one can outrun ..out think..it’s like a mental switch tripped and every one has received an order to kill everything and anything.

day 43

they kill each other even as they kill us.. good god. what have we done.

day 44

trying to document something – anything – to leave a trail . hoping to find clarity. I don’t know.

..The virus came….we’ve locked ourselves up inside the city.we have food , we have water, we have a means to survive . But we didn’t count on the animal instinct of a human…. there was no plan for this.they come and they go…some die within a few days overcome by the virus itself. But later more infected will resurface. Our only real enemy is man himself. those trying to survive out there. we were not prepared for this.

day  ??

I’m alone now..the others ..couldn’t stay..chose to leave…..there are worse things than death. worse than  disease..it’s being lonely. locked inside this room. with  a means of survival ..but for what cause?.there’s a whole world out there..a whole damned empty world..but the chemical or virus..it’s out now..it will return somewhere ..and we have no cure.