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Movie Title Breakup

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Found this video on Movies.com in their Movies News section. The video was made by a Brooklyn, New York based Internet  comedy troupe POYKPAC Comedy. You can find them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/POYKPAC. Writer-Director-Editor Ryan Hunter.

I think this was very well done. Its evident Ryan Hunter took his time choosing every line carefully. Some of these movies are before my time and I had never heard of them (I do watch old movies, love them, even the old bad effects). I liked the video so much I had to share. I will say this though, while I like the added movie posters for each movie title used, I find it very distracting in the middle of the screen. That’s really the only thing I can find wrong with this video 🙂

So what do you guys think ?

Being a Parent & Writer / Artist

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    My oldest son will be 11 soon, and yes he is changing right before my eyes. This both terrifies me and makes me happy, because he is growing up. I struggle to balance my work and my family like most other parents out there in the world, and there are times we feel as though we are failing. My sons grades have started to slip, they are still good grades but almost all of them down from the beginning of the year. I can see his frustration, but when I try to help he gets angry with me. He used to love reading and doesn’t any more. His teachers tell me how smart he is, and the reasons for his slipping grades are small and fixable, but he wont cooperate with me. I know I don’t spend enough time with my children ether, and he is in a lot of extra activities all year long. I am hoping things will get better this summer when he and I will have time to write the story he wants to do with me, but I don’t know how to help him now.

    Any parents out there in my position before or now? I wouldn’t normally post something like this on my blog, but is this not like a community? So I thought I would ask from others who have been there done that. As much as I hate to admit it, I wasn’t exactly given the best child raising skills growing up, I learned a bit what not to do. So I am feeling a little lost, groping my way through the dark. What have you done?

Tragedy in the Graffiti World

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Image: Israel Hernandez-Llach

I have done many posts on graffiti, and they are some of my most popular posts. Today my post is sad, for tragedy has struck the graffiti world as an 18yo artist was killed by Miami Police. Israel Hernandez-Llach AKA Reefa was killed Tuesday after police found him working on an abandoned building. They chased him down when he ran, the chase ended when they tasered him to death. Witnesses said the officers where clapping, high fiveing each other, and laughing over the boy’s lifeless body.

I am no reporter so here are two links to articles written about this tragedy.

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-mourn-tasered-miami-graffiti-artist-000901117.html

http://www.latintimes.com/articles/7276/20130810/israel-hernandez-llach-shot-taser-miami-police.htm#.UgefE_VOSxN

I have always believed graffiti is a magnificent art form. So when I read about this this morning I felt compelled to write about it. Israel Hernandez-Llach would not have faced jail time, a mere fine and perhaps some community service, was it so important they catch him that killing the boy was an option. He wasn’t hurting anyone, the building was empty and unused. Rest in peace young artist, for the tragedy of your death dose not go unnoticed!

Here are a couple peaces of his work I found. He would have been truly grate had he lived to develop his art and self (for as we grow our art too grows), and had already had some of his work in galleries.

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If any of you have anything you would like to add, or say I would love to hear from you.

Grate post about writer’s advice

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Advice doesn’t always fit, we are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I found this post from a writer through one of my Linkedin writers groups I joined. Lots of writers add there blog post (it is actually a discussion and you need to go to the blog to read it all), however I don’t always get the chance to read ones I find interesting from the title, but I had to read this one. I’m glad I did, because she is right, not all famous writer’s advice fits every writer. I hope you read it and enjoy it as much as I did! Let me know do you agree or disagree? Did some of these methods work for you, or did you find a different way of doing it? I always love hearing from you.

Happy writing all 🙂

http://www.livewritethrive.com/2013/07/29/words-of-advice-from-famous-authors-that-are-just-wrong/?goback=.gde_3163388_member_261592633

I am my own worst enemy when it comes to my writing

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I can’t possibly tell you why, but I seem to have a bad habit of making things harder for my self. Hence I am my own worst enemy when it comes to my writing. For example I have read more times then I can count in writing post and blogs and articles on writing, one of the worst mistakes a writer can make is to go back and reread what they have written before they finish their first draft. I can’t seem to stop my self, I can’t just sit and write and write until its all done. So I have realized I have caused my self to get stuck and start over on my novels again and agin. However what can I do about it, other than do my best not to go back and read. I feel like I have to go back and make sure I am on track and I haven’t made some huge mistake. Is there any other writers that have had this problem? I could use some ideas, I am so tiered of getting stuck. I even scraped all but my prologue for Helix and started over, completely changed some important parts Of Celestria so that now the story is completely different then when I started. I know this must be common, I can’t possibly be the only one who has had these problems when working on their first few WIPs. I don’t want to sound like I am complaining, I just know a more experienced writer may know how to get past this type of block.

Happy writing to all 🙂

I am back again and here to stay !!!

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Hey guys,

I am so glade to be back. Whats been up you ask? Well I had two laptops and a desktop die on me. Its hard to keep up with writing and blogging when I haven’t had a personal computer in a year.

But I am back. I plan to focus more on what I am up to as a writer and artist this time.

After taking almost two years to research and learn I am ready to finally finish Helix. I applied the knowledge as I gained it to my prologue and first chapter. The prologue it perfect and I wont be changing it any time soon. Now I can just write it and go back and edit later.

I recently started working on a short story (May become a short novel for teens I think) for a competition. About a week before the deadline, I found out about it late, I realized I could not finish it on time and be happy with the end result. So instead I will just keep writing it, see what it becomes, and then I do plan to sell this one 🙂

I was also asked to do a CD cover. Cant give that one away. I will post a photo when I am done.

So there it is. I am back and on fire. I will post some of my writing soon, but you can check out my page at Yahoo!Voices, I am a freelance writer.

http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/1598766/maria_wood.html